Rescue efforts continue into the night at Provident Village in Marikina City after the village was inundated by torrential rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Photo by Fernando G. Sepe Jr.,
MANILA - The death toll from Typhoon Ulysses rose to 14, the Department of the Interior said Friday after a storm brought strong winds and rain to Manila and nearby provinces, flooding thousands of homes.
There were no details of where these people had come from or how they had died.
Meanwhile, all those stranded by Thursday's severe flooding were rescued, Interior Minister Eduardo Año said.
"As of 3 p.m. yesterday, Lahat ng ng mga nangaylangan ng tulong, total ng mga bubong with Naim Rescue Lahat," Año said at a briefing.
(All those who needed help, those who were trapped on the roof, were rescued)
Some 107,000 people were to be rescued, including 3,811 in Manila, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said at the same briefing.
"Dahil Saating Bayanihan, Nabawasan natin anj was injured," he said.
(Thanks to our public spirit, we have minimized the number of victims).
Ulysses has left at least 4.2 billion pounds in damage to infrastructure, said Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.