At least 48 people lost their lives while an estimated one million residents were affected by typhoon Paeng, according to a statement by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) this Sunday.
Of the number of deaths, 40 were reported in the Bangsamoro region, three in Soccsksargen, two each in Western and Eastern Visayas, and one in the Bicol region.
According to the NDRRMC, 32,077 individuals in 2,445 barangays in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Caraga, Bangsamoro, and Cordillera were also affected. Administrative Region (CAR).
The typhoon destroyed the houses of 168,453 residents, who are all still staying in 2,125 evacuation centers.
The NDRRMC mentioned that 147 roads and 53 bridges across the country are impassable after being damaged by the typhoon.
There have also been 379 flooding incidents across the country, in addition to 60 recorded landslides, and six flash floods.
The Department of Agriculture recorded nearly P55 million in damage to the agricultural sector in Western Visayas and Soccsksargen.
Over 1 million Pinoys displaced due to typhoon Paeng
According to the latest report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the typhoon is moving through the West Philippine Sea away from the country.
As many as 714 houses were destroyed, while 147 roads and 53 bridges were impassable.
PAENG is forecast to track north northwestward or northwestward beginning tonight through Wednesday before turning west northwestward towards southern China. On the forecast track, this tropical cyclone may exit the
Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow afternoon or evening.
While over the West Philippine Sea, PAENG is forecast to re-intensify into a severe tropical in the next 12 hours and may reach typhoon category on Tuesday. However, a weakening trend is expected by late Tuesday as the tropical cyclone encounters another surge of the Northeast Monsoon.
Under the influence of the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and PAENG, a marine gale warning remains in effect over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.