Typhoon Noru affects more than 1.13 million people in the Philippines

(ORDO NEWS) — More than 1.13 million people were affected by Typhoon Noru, which hit the Philippine island of Luzon on September 25.

This is stated in the report of the National Council for the Prevention of Risks and Elimination of Natural Disasters, published on Wednesday.

According to the agency, 46.4 thousand displaced persons are in 22 evacuation centers. More than 91.1 thousand people left their homes in advance.

The victims of the disaster were 12 people, 68 received various injuries, five are missing.

The typhoon damaged more than 51.3 thousand houses and completely destroyed 7.4 thousand. Damage to 43 infrastructure facilities is estimated at 304.2 million pesos ($5.17 million).

As a result of the disaster, 45 roads and 18 bridges were damaged. In 117 cities, power outages were recorded, but in 106 it has already been restored.

Classes in educational institutions and work at enterprises were suspended in 734 and 771 municipalities, respectively. There is a state of emergency in 43 cities.

The amount required for financial assistance is estimated at 106.8 million pesos ($1.81 million). Meanwhile, damage to agriculture amounted to 2.94 billion pesos ($49.9 million).

Super Typhoon Noru formed in the western Pacific Ocean and hit the Philippines on September 25. The wind force at its epicenter reached 58 m/s.

After passing through the Philippines, the cyclone entered the South China Sea, from where it headed for Vietnam, where it caused strong winds and heavy rains in coastal areas of the central part of the country.


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