THE agricultural damage caused by Typhoon “Neneng” in Northern Luzon has already reached P366 million nationwide, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
But the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has avoided the brunt of the damage, according to the reports.
In CAR, tilapia produce, rice, and yellow and white corn were among those damaged in the provinces of Ifugao, Apayao, and Mountain Province, affecting only a total of 150 hectares of crops and fisheries, and 181 farmers and fisherfolk in the region.
A total of 14,578 farmers and fisherfolk were affected by the typhoon nationwide, with a total production loss of P366,058,240.16 in Ilocos Region (Region 1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), and CAR.
According to the NDRRMC situational report, the bulk of the damage dealt by Neneng to the agricultural sector was in Cagayan province, which saw more than 18,500 hectares of farmland hit, and 13,000 farmers and fisherfolk affected.
Meanwhile, infrastructure damage was measured to be at P81,555,000 in Regions 1, 2, and CAR.
The number of affected population has increased to 50,248 families composed of 175,275 individuals from 434 barangays. As of Wednesday, 163 families or 578 individuals were still staying in 12 evacuation centers across the three affected regions.