Aghon’s agricultural and infrastructure damage exceeds P1 billion, says NDRRMC

MANILA, Philippines — The recent typhoon named Aghon caused significant damage to infrastructure and agriculture nationwide, with the total cost amounting to P1 billion, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Aghon, the first cyclone to hit the country this year, affected 123 facilities in CALABARZON, resulting in infrastructure damage exceeding P942.5 million. Additionally, 7,659 houses in CALABARZON and Eastern Visayas were reported as damaged.

Agricultural damage in CALABARZON and MIMAROPA was estimated at P85.6 million, affecting around 1,300 farmers and fishers in those regions.

The typhoon brought heavy rainfall and strong winds when it hit in late May, making nine landfalls over Visayas and Southern Luzon.

The NDRRMC reported that over 152,266 individuals from Luzon and Visayas were impacted by Aghon, with six fatalities and eight injuries recorded.

The government provided P15.3 million in aid to residents affected by the typhoon.

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