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Over 84,000 people affected by typhoon Quiel

over 84000 people affected by typhoon quiel - Over 84,000 people affected by typhoon Quiel

A TOTAL of 84,635 people have been affected by typhoon Quiel (international name: Nakri) in the northern Luzon regions, with six reported dead, the national disaster management council said as of Nov. 10. Four of those who died were in Cagayan, the most affected province. The provincial government has already declared a state of calamity, which would allow the release of emergency funds. Relief operations were continuing for those in evacuation centers as well as those at home in still flooded areas. Quiel exited the Philippine area on Saturday but the affected provinces were still experiencing rains as of Sunday due to the tail-end of a cold front, according to weather bureau PAGASA. Four of those who died were in Cagayan, two due to drowning, another from electrocution, and another from a collapsed wall caused by a landslide. The two other fatalities died in a landslide in Kabugao, Apayao. The Department of Public Works and Highways reported 56 roads and 10 bridges affected, which were still mostly not passable over the weekend. Damage to crops in the largely agricultural regions have yet to be assessed.

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