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Thousands of persons displaced by ‘Pedring’ – DSWD

MANILA, Sept. 27 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that thousands of families were rendered displaced and homeless by winds and floods brought about by typhoon “Pedring” Tuesday.

In Albay, as of 6 a.m. September 27, some 496 families with 3,054 persons were affected coming from the 13 barangays, five municipalities and the city of Tabaco.

Eleven evacuation centers have been setup providing temporary shelter to some 357 families with 1,684 persons. The evacuees were provided with a two-day supply of rice at 10 kilograms per family by the Albay Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.

On the other hand, 139 families with 614 persons opted to stay in their friends’ and relatives’ houses.

The DSWD in Region V also reported that some 736 passengers in the different ports of the region were stranded. They are now being attended to by local social workers with DSWD social workers providing assistance when necessary.

In Region II, the Quick Response Team of the DSWD field office and members of the Social Welfare and Development Teams are now on 24-hour duty to closely monitor the disaster.

The DSWD in the region is ready to provide food assistance to affected LGUs when needed.

In the National Capital Region, as of 6 a.m. today, no displacement nor evacuation has been reported.