Pedring surpasses Ondoy in damage caused
Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) left Php 14.9 billion in damages to agriculture and infrastructure, surpassing the Php 12.3 billion in damages wrought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
NDRRMC reported 12.7 billion damage to agriculture (crops, livestock, fisheries) and 2.1 billion in infrastructures (schools, hospitals, roads, bridges).
Five provinces, eight cities and five municipalities were declared under state of calamity. These were the provinces in Quirino, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Cavite. The cities under state of calamity were Santiago in Isabela, Tuguegara in Cagayan, Meycauayan in Bulacan, Olongapo in Zambales, Tarlac in Tarlac, and Malabon, Navotas and Marikina in Metro Manila.
The number of people killed has also increased to 83, with 73 more injured, and 20 others missing. A total of 3 million people were affected, or 651,889 families in 3,545 barangays in 35 provinces.
Typhoon Quiel (Nalgae), which followed soon after Pedring, brought more rains and floods.