TS ‘Helen’ death toll climbs to 7 – NDRRMC

August 16, 2012 9:27 am 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 16 — The number of deaths caused by floods and heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Helen” (international name Kai-Tak) rose to seven from two, the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Wednesday evening.

The NDRRMC identified the two fatalities who died due to landslide were Jonophe Pandosen, 50, and Ekmer Domines,42, both residents of Baguio City.

The three other fatalities were identified as Fernando Dingayon, 49, of Sitio Hiltop, Talifugo, Conner in Apayo, victim of falling tree; Savino Masangcay Mosquite, 44, of Barangay Lioac, Naguillan in La Union, who died due to electrocution; and Princess Nathalic Jamon, one-year-old, of Barangay San Pedro, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, who died due to drowning.

NDRRMC also said as of Wednesday, one person was reported injured, two were missing while one was rescued.

The NDRRMC report showed that heavy rains and floods affected 5,040 families or 20,807 persons in 97barangays in Region 1 (Ilocos), Region 3 (Central Luzon) and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).

The agency said 663 families or 2,549 persons were served in 19 evacuation centers.

Seven areas were affected in Region 1, three in Pangasinan and Region 3, three in La Union, while 14 roads and eight bridges were rendered not passable in Region 1 (Ilocos), Region 2 (Cagayan),Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4-A (CALABARZON), Region 4-B (MIMAROPA) and CAR.

The heavy rains brought by tropical storm "Helen" damaged a total of P755,000 for agriculture (fisheries) in the provinces of La Union and Ilocos Sur in Region 1, while P75,000 worth of relief assistance have been provided by the Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) in Baguio City, the NDRRMC said. (PNA) FPV/CLTC


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