Typhoon Nina aftermath: 1 confirmed dead, 4 missing

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — There is one confirmed death in the aftermath of typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) in Quezon province, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Mina Marasigan.

She said the Department of Interior and Local Government is still verifying 10 other deaths and four missing persons.

The Department of Health has confirmed 79 injured people.

Marasigan said 42,531 families are still staying in evacuation centers.

She said some may extend their stay because of severe damage to their properties.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is asking for volunteers at the National Resource Operations Center where workers continue to pack food for relief operations.

Marasigan said international organizations like the United Nations are ready to send help, but the NDRRMC is still waiting for additional reports to finalize the numbers.

She said total infrastructure damage in Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro is worth P83.4 million.

The grid operator targets full power restoration in Marinduque by December 30.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) also targets to restore power in main commercial areas affected by the typhoon before the year ends.

NGCP will prioritize banks, hospitals, government offices, and police stations.

Power has been restored in Naga, Camarines Sur Tuesday night. Virac, Catanduanes was next on Wednesday.

NGCP spokesperson Cynthia Perez-Alabanza said typhoon Nina left 581 transmission structures damaged.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC is working with the Philippine Coast Guard and the military in the search for 18 crew members of MV Starlite Atlantic. The boat sank off the coast of Batangas on December 26 due to the typhoon.