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A Quick Look at the Damage Caused by Typhoon Urduja (Kai-tak)

The storm has left the Philippines but its destructive impact will linger on for months
By Pauline Macaraeg |

 

 

Tropical storm Urduja (international name Kai-tak) swept across the regions of Eastern Visayas MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas and CARAGA just days before the Christmas.

 

Urduja intensified on Thursday, Dec. 14, and made landfall two days after in Eastern Samar, one of the regions that bore the brunt of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) four years ago.

 

Data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as of December 19 shows 244,241 people were affected by the typhoon and 317 areas in Western and Eastern Visayas were flooded. To see the extent of Urduja’s damages, see infographic above.

 

Urduja left the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday morning, Dec. 19.

 

 

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Pauline Macaraeg is Entrepreneur PH's data journalist. Follow her on Twitter @pualinemacaraeg

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