ANGELES CITY – Damage in agriculture wrought by typhoon Pedring in Bulacan has been noted to be four times worse than what typhoon Ondoy caused in 2009.
Heaviest losses in the province due to Pedring was in rice crops estimated at P863 million, compared to only P232 million lost during Ondoy, the Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) here said.
In fisheries, damage was estimated at P685 million in the province.
PDRRMC head Felicisima Mungcal said San Miguel town incurred P613 million in farm damages while nearby town San Ildefonso suffered losses worth P 110 million.
The PDRRMC also reported 34, 183 individuals were evacuated in schools, covered courts and barangay halls. Baliuag had the most number of 6,475 evacuees.
The PDRRMC also reported four deaths related to the typhoon, including two girls in Sta. Maria town who died after a mango tree fell on their house and a six-year old girl who was also hit by a flying object in San Jose Del Monte City.
A two-year old boy in Meycauayan City died of drowning, the PDRRMC also said.