Typhoon Ineng (Goni): 14 Dead 3 Missing
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed on Sunday (August 23) that Typhoon Ineng (international name: Goni) has left 14 dead, 11 injured, and three missing.
The agency recorded 34 incidents, including flooding, landslides, tornadoes, river swelling, fallen trees, and a collapsed bailey bridge.
The typhoon also rendered 38 roads and six bridges impassable.
A total of 7,470 families or over 32,000 individuals were evacuated in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley Region, Southern Tagalog, (Regions 1, 2, 4A), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Nearly 200 houses from these areas were damaged by the typhoon.
Over 30 cities or municipalities also suffered power interruptions or outages in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley Region, Central Luzon, and CAR.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provided over P480,000-worth of relief assistance to the affected areas.
Typhoon Ineng also left 375 shipping passengers stranded in 18 ports as sea vessels were not allowed to sail while a public storm signal warning is raised in the area of origin and destination.
Eight barangays in Santa and Cauayan in Ilocos Sur became isolated with roads leading to and from them impassable.
The military was supposed to render assistance via airlift, but this was postponed due to bad weather.
The DSWD said it would send relief items as soon as flooding in the affected areas receded.
The NDRRMC remains on red alert.