Flood damage in Negros Occidental reaches P86M

MANILA, Philippines – Hours before typhoon Santi (international codename: Nari) hit land at 11 pm on Friday, October 11, the damage incurred from heavy rainfall and flooding was already in the millions.

According to the situation report from the civil defense office released 7 am on Friday, the damage to infrastructure and agriculture reached at least P86 million in the province of Negros Occidental alone. 

Negros Occidental was placed under a state of calamity on Thursday, following Resoultion No. 0392.

Across the country, at least 20 casualties due to drowning and electrocution were also reported as of 7am on Friday. (READ: 6 drown in Negros Occidental floods) 

The infrastructure damage in Negros Occidental was estimated at P44-million, while the damage in agriculture is approximated at P42-million.

Palay and corn fields were among the affected agricultural lands in Moises Pasdilla, San Carlos City, Pulupandan, Cadiz City, Hino-baan, La Castellana, La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Hinigaran, Kabankalan City, Cauayan, Ilog, Candoni, Binalbagan, Sipalay, Isabela, and Himamaylan City.

Irrigation systems have also been damaged. – Rappler.com

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