Typhoon Santi (international name Nari), which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility over the weekend, caused massive destruction on agricultural crops in Central Luzon. In two provinces alone, it has reached more than Php 2.9 billion in damages. The provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija were two of the worst hit by the typhoon.
A total of 747,353 people (154,766 families) were affected across Regions 1, 2, 3 and 4-A. Out of the total affected, 96,299 people (18,577 families) were displaced, and 6,561 are staying in 42 evacuation centers.
There were also 44,151 houses destroyed in Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bulacan, Aurora, Pampanga, Pangasinan and Nueva Vizcaya, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. The agency also reported 13 people killed, 32 injured and 7 missing.
The survivors are in need of emergency relief and early recovery assistance such as food, and seeds to replace their destroyed crops.
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