The death toll caused by Tropical Storm “Nalgae” rises to 110, 33 people still missing, Philippines

Death toll caused by Nalgae (Paeng) rises to 110, Philippines

The death toll caused by Tropical Storm “Nalgae” — known as Paeng in the Philippines — rose to 110 on November 1, 2022. 33 people still remain missing.

Nalgae made its first landfall in Virac, Catanduanes at 17:10 UTC on October 28, followed by another landfall in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, just 30 minutes later. It then crossed the Bicol Region, exited into the Sibuyan Sea and made its third landfall in Buenavista, Quezon.

The fourth landfall took place at 00:40 UTC on October 29 in Santa Cruz, Marinduque, the fifth in Sariya, Quezon, and the sixth in Baliuag, Bulacam on the same day.

According to an update released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) at 06:00 LT on November 1, the reported death toll has now climbed to 110, with 79 already confirmed.1

At least 101 people were injured and 33 still remain missing. Out of the 101 injured persons, 63 are now validated while 23 out of the 33 missing have been confirmed.

6 542 houses were damaged in Regions 1,2, 3, Mimaropa, Regions 5,6, 7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Caraga, BARMM, CAR, and the NCR.

Of these, 5 035 were classified as partially damaged and 1 507 as destroyed.

The validated deaths include 59 in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), 18 in Western Visayas, and two in Soccsksargen.

Deaths still undergoing confirmation are 31 — 12 in Calabarzon, five in Eastern Visayas, four each in Western Visayas and the Zamboanga Peninsula, two in Mimaropa and one each in Bicol, Central Visayas, Soccsksargen and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

741 777 families or 2 418 249 persons in 6 158 barangays were affected in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Caraga, BARMM, CAR and the National Capital Region (NCR).

A total of 53 575 farmers/fisherfolk were affected and 58 086 ha (143 533 acres) of crops.

severe tropical storm nalgae - paeng - at 0640z on october 29 2022 bg
Tropical Storm “Nalgae” at 06:40 UTC on October 29, 2022. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA, The Watchers

References:

1 Situational Report for Tropical Cyclone PAENG (2022) No. 9. – NDRRMC – 06:00 LT on November 1, 2022

Featured image credit: BFP-Patnongon, Antique

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