Typhoon Bilis leaves Philippines after killing at least 14
Typhoon Bilis, locally called Florita, left the Philippines today after
killing at least 14 people and leaving behind widespread debris.
people, including six children, were killed, 15 others were wounded and seven
others missing, Cvil Defense administrator Glenn Rabonza told Xinhua.
condition stabilized in Metro Manila area Friday after the city was hit by heavy
rains and gusty wind for the most part of this week.
Most of the fatalities
-- from the worst-affected areas of Ilocos region, Central Luzon, Cordillera
Administrative Region, Southern Tagalog and National Capital Region of Metro
Manila died of landslides and drowning.
The typhoon affected around 9,581
families with 51,680 persons. Around 60 families or 320 persons are presently
housed in evacuation centers, Rabonza said, adding that relief workers, National
Disaster Coordinating Council and concerned local government units have already
extended at least 320 million pesos (US$6.15 million) in relief assistance to
the affected families.
The typhoon also destroyed at least 45 million pesos
worth of infrastructure projects and agriculture products, he added.