'Quinta' costs estimated over P400 million in damages â NDRRMC
Photo release dated October 26 shows rescued crewmen in Mabini, Batangas being brought to hospitals after being stranded at sea due to rough conditions caused by Typhoon Quinta.
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'Quinta' costs estimated over P400 million in damages — NDRRMC
(Philstar.com) - October 28, 2020 - 12:45pm

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Quinta (international name: Molave) left in its wake over P400 million in damages to agriculture and infrastructure the regions in its path, along with nine casualties, the government's disaster coordination council disclosed Wednesday. 

In its latest situation report issued Wednesday noon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council recorded an estimated P429.7 million in damages in the Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol and Western Visayas. Agricultural costs were placed at P401.7 million while some P28 million in infrastructure was recorded as damaged. 

"Quinta" left the Philippine Area of Responsibility early Tuesday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA confirmed earlier, after yielding a total of nine dead, six injured, and two missing persons.

As of this post, some P31,000 in assistance has been provided by local governments to families in total. 

NDRRMC also reported 60 flooding incidents, 17 landslide and soil collapse incidents, and four maritime incidents along the regions in the typhoon's path, which led to a total of 93 road sections and 20 bridges in that were affected. Of these, 40 road sections and five bridges are still listed as not passable.  

READ: Thousands evacuated, stranded amid 'Quinta' onslaught

Meanwhile, a total of 49,557 families amounting to 209,457 Filipinos in 787 barangays in Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa were also listed as affected by the NDRRMC.

12,223 families or 48,417 persons are still taking shelter inside 704 evacuation centers, while 2,357 families totaling 7,965 persons are being served outside evacuation centers.

In seaports, a total of 1,742 passengers, 464 rolling cargoes, 27 vessels and 32 other vehicles were reported stranded in different ports.

As of 12 noon Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard told reporters in a text message that some 58 passengers in Metro Manila and 44 persons in the Palawan region still remain stranded due to the typhoon's effects. All maritime operations were also reported to be back to normal as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday. 

"Quinta" continues to move westward over the West Philippine Sea away from the Kalayaan Islands. All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted, and Pagasa's final severe weather bulletin has been issued. 

Franco Luna with reports from James Relativo 

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