Severe Tropical Storm Florita has left an estimated cost of damage to infrastructure of around P571 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) said.

The NDRRMC said Florita damaged 192 infrastructures in the Ilocos region and Cagayan Valley, pegged at P571.1 million. 

These were mostly roads, flood control structures, government facilities, bridges, and health facilities.

Damage to crops and agricultural machinery is estimated at P13.02 million, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Damages to the National Irrigation Administration’s infrastructure is estimated at P10.85 million.

Florita also claimed the lives of three people when it struck last week. A total of 32,351 families or 131,235 people in Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Metro Manila were affected by the tropical cyclone.


Ronald Espartinez