Typhoon Glenda Update: Bridges and Roads Still Unpassable

Typhoon Glenda has claimed at least 40 individuals and damaged 115 division schools, according to the latest update by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Areas with reported great damage include Region 4-A (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon); five from Region 4B (MIMAROPA); four from Bicol Region; three from Region 3 (Central Luzon); and two each from Metro Manila and Region 8 (Eastern Visayas).

The NDRRMC estimated that 19,257 houses were damaged and over 7,002 were completely wiped out.

Authorities pegged the infrastructure damage at P45 million and about P668,233,477 were lost in the agriculture sector.

A major bridge in Batangas City was cut in half due to high waters during the height of typhoon Glenda.

The latest PAGASA forecast indicated that another low pressure area is threatening the country. PAGASA expects the LPA to affect the country within the next 24 hours.

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