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    ‘Karding’ leaves 1 dead, 1 missing in Tarlac


    Sep 30, 2022

    DAGUPAN CITY: Typhoon “Karding” left one person dead, another one missing, and destroyed more than P560 million worth of crops in Tarlac province, according to a report of the Tarlac Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (TPDRRMO) as of 5 pm on Thursday, September 29. The body of 29-year-old Marvin Duque of Barangay Cayaoan in Camiling, Tarlac, was found by rescuers in the Camiling River on September 28, two days after he was reported missing. Still missing since September 25 is Jasper Reyes, 17, of Barangay Baras-baras in Tarlac City. “Clearing operations, damage assessment, and power restoration activities are still being carried out by concerned local disaster risk reduction and management offices, such as this office and partner agencies,” said Marvin Guiang, TPDRRMO chief, in his report to Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap. Guiang said Karding damaged some 2,660 houses in the province. The worst hit was Victoria town, where 1,441 houses were partially-damaged and 90 houses were blown down. In agriculture, Guiang said some 19,981 farmers in the province’s 16 towns and Tarlac City lost P532.5 million worth of rice they were about to harvest in 24,763 hectares (ha) of rice fields. Also destroyed were P17.6 million of corn and P34.4 million of high-value crops. The Provincial Engineer’s Office also reported 10 damaged provincial roads, bridges and government facilities with an estimated restoration cost of P16.25 million. Flood control structures installed in the different towns of the province will also need P70.5 million for repair. In Pangasinan, Karding destroyed some P4.1 million worth of rice in nine towns of the province. Avenix Arenas, spokesperson of the Pangasinan PDRRMO, said about P561,264 worth of high-value crops were also destroyed in 10 towns of the province. The province’s infrastructure reported only minor damages, such as scoured road shoulders.

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