NDRRMC: More than 200,000 families affected by Typhoon Tisoy onslaught

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) — More than 200,000 families were affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri), according to the latest situation report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

In its 6am situation report on Saturday, NDRRMC noted that 225,964 families or 970,464 persons were affected in 1,819 barangays in regions III, V, VIII, and in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Of this number, 28,639 families sought for temporary shelter in 788 evacuation centers while 3,261 families stayed outside of evacuation centers.

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Further, NDRRMC recorded 172,613 damaged houses in regions III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, and CARAGA. From this number, 134,537 are totally damaged while 38,076 are partially damaged.

NDRRMC said that 282 areas in regions V, VIII, CAR, and CALABARZON experienced power interruption. Of which, power in 26 areas were already restored.

The agency also said that 17 transmission lines were affected by the typhoon in Luzon and in Visayas.

NDRRMC noted that ₱2.096 billion worth of agricultural damage affected farmers in regions III, V, VI, CALABARZON, and in MIMAROPA.

Meanwhile, the agency said that the Office of Civil Defense, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and local government units provided ₱7.8 million worth assistance to families affected by the typhoon.

Typhoon Tisoy exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility last Thursday and it downgraded to a tropical depression.