Typhoon Pablo, 2nd Deadliest Typhoon

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.

Sendong’s deathtoll still rises up to thousand.

As the wrath of Typhoon Sendong is still with us Filipino’s especially on the CDO people, the death toll is now reached at 1,080 while 1,079 others remained missing, as per the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said today.

In its 6 a.m. update, the disaster agency computed a total of 1,979 injuries and 28,049 damaged housing structures. Seven regions in Mindanao and Visayas were affected in the devastation, comprising 13 provinces, eighth cities, 52 towns and 766 barangays, with over 600,000 affected populations, the NDRRMC added.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Department of Health, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine Red Cross deployed over 1,000 personnel in the badly-hit cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.

Estimating over P1.03 billion cost of damages in infrastructure and agriculture. Thousands of residents in CDO and Iligan are still have to homes to shelter this coming Christmas.

According to Edgardo Ollet, Chief of NDRRMC-Office of Civil Defense, over 276,400 persons are staying in evacuation centers as of this morning. He also said that a cluster was formed composing of Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Housing Authority, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and local government units (LGUs) to take in charge of the relocation procedures to ensure that survivors will have a humane living condition after the incident.