Four more fatalities due to Super Typhoon “Karding” were reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday, Sept. 27, raising the death toll to nine.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. conducted an aerial inspection in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac which were affected by “Karding”. The super typhoon hit the country on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (KJ ROSALES/PPA POOL)

NDRRMC spokesperson Bernardo Rafaelito Alejandro IV said that two additional deaths were recorded in Zambales while the other two were in Bordeos and Polillo in Quezon province. Prior to this, the Council confirmed that five rescuers had perished in a flash flood in San Miguel, Bulacan.

Alejandro said the four additional cases will still undergo verification to determine the nature and cause of their death.

According to reports, an elderly farmer drowned in Cabangan, Zambales after a dike got destroyed during the onslaught of the typhoon. Meanwhile, a motorcycle rider reportedly drowned in San Felipe, Zambales when his vehicle overturned while crossing a flooded street.

In Quezon province, a landslide reportedly buried a 70-year-old man in Bordeos town on Sunday night. Details for the fatality in Polillo, Quezon are yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, three fishermen were reported missing in Mercedes, Camarines Norte after they ventured into sea amid the typhoon’s fury.

A total of 60,817 individuals or 16,476 families from 948 barangays were deemed affected by the typhoon in the National Capital Region (NCR), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region (1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), Central Luzon (Region 3), Calabarzon (Region 4A), Mimaropa (Region 4B), and Bicol (Region 5).

Of this, 46,008 individuals or 12,352 families were still staying in 976 evacuation centers.

Power supply has yet to be restored in majority of 99 cities and municipalities that went dark at the height of the typhoon. As of Tuesday, only 28 cities and municipalities have restored their electricity. Most of the areas that have no power are in Pangasinan, Isabela, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Quezon, Rizal, and Camarines Norte.

Further, a total of P1.6 million of assistance have already been distributed to the typhoon victims. These are composed of family food packs, water, hot meals, and financial assistance among others.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/09/27/karding-death-toll-rises-to-8/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=karding-death-toll-rises-to-8)