‘Agaton’ Death Toll Rises to 57

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that Tropical Storm Agaton left at least 57 dead. 

Search and rescue operations continue across areas affected by ‘Agaton.’ | IMG Source: Inquirer.net

Following NDRRMC’s report, Baybay City Mayor Jose Carlos Cari, told The Source that the area has recorded 47 deaths from the landslides. The city is classified under a state of calamity as search and rescue operations continue. 

A total of 34,583 residents were evacuated. They are currently dispersed among 348 evacuation shelters. 

The estimated cost of damage to agriculture amounted to P51,398,517. 

Timbal disclosed that the government has provided P21 million worth of assistance. 

NDRRMC has recorded 400 floods and 43 landslides across different regions. 

Although tropical cyclone warning signals have been lifted, PAGASA still warns of possible heavy rainfall. 

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