MANILA, Philippines – The death toll from Typhoon Ursula has climbed to 47 while 9 others remain missing.
Meanwhile, a total of 143 individuals were injured, according to authorities.
Based on the latest data gathered by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than a million families (1.979M) were affected by the weather system.
Also, a total of 27, 263 families remain in evacuation centers.
Typhoon Ursula has left more than one billion pesos-worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
Because of the extent of damage, 10 municipalities are now under a state of calamity, specifically the town of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro; Kalibo in Aklan; Libertad in Antique; Sigma in Capiz; Carles and Concepcion in Iloilo.
Also, under a state of calamity are the cities of Madridejos in Cebu; Borongan in Eastern Samar; Tacloban City in Leyte; and Daram in Samar.
Meanwhile, the government is currently working on providing the needs of those affected by the typhoon. MNP (with details from Vincent Arboleda)