OCD reports at least ₱200K agri, infra damage from Super Typhoon Betty

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) — Authorities have so far estimated at least ₱200,000 worth of damage to the country's agriculture and infrastructure sectors due Super Typhoon Betty

"So far, ongoing damage assessments have identified 102 damaged houses, Php133,000.00 damage to agriculture and Php 68,695.00 worth of damage to infrastructure," Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Undersecretary Ariel Nepomuceno said Tuesday in a statement.

More than 5,000 people in Regions 2, 3, Mimaropa, 6 and 7 were preemptively evacuated by local governments to avoid flooding and landslides.

"The early preparations done by local governments and the communities themselves made the difference in ensuring the safety of our people against the threat of Super Typhoon Betty," Nepomuceno said.

The OCD also said assistance worth ₱11.2 million were distributed to affected individuals, including cash, family food packs, hygiene kits, drinking water, shelter packages and tents.

Betty left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on June 1.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that Betty left one person dead, one injured, and 77,000 individuals affected.

READ: 1 reported dead due to 'Betty'; over 77,000 people affected - NDRRMC