MANILA – The amount of infrastructure damage from the magnitude 7 earthquake that rocked Abra and nearby provinces in Northern Luzon on July 27 has climbed to PHP1,805,650,590.62.
In an update on Wednesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the damage was incurred in the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera, as well as the National Capital Region (NCR).
It also recorded PHP33.7 million worth of damage to agricultural facilities, equipment, and machinery in the Cordillera region, and PHP22.7 million worth of damage to irrigation facilities in Cordillera and Ilocos.
The NDRRMC added that houses damaged by the tremor totaled 35,798 in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, and the NCR, 35,112 of which were "partially damaged" and 686, "totally damaged".
The council placed the death toll at 11; the injured at 615 in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera; and the affected families at 140,617, equivalent to 513,330 individuals residing in 1,339 barangays in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera.
A total of 334 families or 1,034 individuals remain in evacuation centers. (PNA)