There’s a total of 1,500 feared dead due to typhoon Pablo which considered as the second worst storm to lash the Philippines.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council head Ramos, at last count yesterday was in 1,067 that confirmed dead in the disaster while over 800 are still missing after nearly three weeks ago.
Ramos believes that Typhoon Pablo could surpass the number of killed people by typhoon Sendong December last year that reached 1,268.
If it happens, typhoon Pablo will be the second deadliest typhoon.
Recall that Typhoon Thelma killed 5,101 people in 1991.
Meanwhile, thousands of residents are still homeless after flash floods sweep.
The officials hope that there will be no major health problems to the affected residents.
Yesterday, the confirmed dead from the typhoon Pablo in the country has already reached 714.
In the last notes of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 457 of the recovered corpse are identified while the 257 are still unrecognized and still on the process of trying to determine the identity.
Although there’s no storm, the state of national calamity is still up, particularly in the worst devastated areas caused by “Pablo”.
Still according to the NDRRMC, 114,583 households destroyed by the storm and 29 bridges and roads are still impassable because of the damage it left.
In summary, a total of P7, 116,388,040.07 amount of storm damage to infrastructure, agriculture and other property.
One storm left is expected to enter the country before the end of the year and is named Quinta, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
There are currently no perceive any low pressure area by Pagasa and if we are experiencing rain it is caused only from northeast monsoon rains.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Pablo allegedly dissolved where it was became a low pressure area only while leaving the country day before yesterday of four o’clock in the afternoon after land fall in Ilocos Norte, according to Buddy Javier, weather forecaster of PAG ASA.
Even though it left the country already, the three regions in the North such as Cagayan, Ilocos, and Cordillera will experience more rain and lowering sky.
While in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao will also continue to experience fleeting rain caused by the breeze.
President Benigno “Noy-noy” Aquino III declared National State of Calamity yesterday in areas severely affected by the typhoon “Pablo”.
Based on Proclamation 522 signed by the president, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are covered by National state of calamity due to the severe flooding and landslides storm resulted with the death of many victims.
With the declaration, hasten the relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government as well as helping the private sector.
P-Noy ordered the major agencies and departments of government to implement rehabilitation medical assistance and relief works and also instructed the local government units to use their calamity funds to help their constituents.