DPWH: ‘Ulysses’ damage to infra now at P8-B

The estimated damage Typhoon Ulysses inflicted on infrastructure in eight heavily affected regions has now hit P8 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Monday. It could be higher now.

DPWH caused heavy damages to infrastructures om the  Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), Region 1 (Ilocos), Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4-A (Calabarzon), Region 4-B (Mimaropa), and Region 5 (Bicol).

Damage to roads was at P4 billion; P421 million to bridges; P2 billion to flood control structures; P300 million to public buildings, P511 million to school buildings, and P300 million to other infrastructures.

Regions 4-A and 5 so far recorded the highest damage value at P3.3 billion and P1.89 billion, respectively. Roads in the CAR, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon.  Calabarzon and Bicol were closed due to landslides, roadslip, mudflows, toppled trees. Eroded bridge approaches, flooding and carriageway settlement caused by continuous rains brought by “Ulysses”.

The DPWH has deployed personnel and maintenance crew to affected areas and installed warning signs and travel advisory. Rehabilitation and clearing operations are ongoing.

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