Saturday, September 20, 2014

More evacuation centers open for ‘Mario’ evacuees

From the Website of DSWD

More evacuation centers open for ‘Mario’ evacuees

As heavy rainfall brought about by Tropical Storm Mario continues, there are now 146 evacuation centers providing temporary shelter to 13,247 families or 61,167 persons from Central and Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, Central Visasyas, and the National Capital Region (NCR), as of 3 pm.

In NCR, from 16 evacuation centers this morning, there are now 113 evacuation centers providing temporary shelter to 10,320 families or 51,772 persons. Twelve of the 17 local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila have evacuation centers. Cities of Quezon, Caloocan Marikina have the most number with 22 each.

n Central Luzon, 16 evacuation centers are open serving 963 families or 3,629 persons.

In Southern Luzon, seven evacuation centers are now providing shelter to 1,762 families or 5,360 persons.

Bicol Region has five evacuation centers serving 164 families and Central Visayas also has five serving 38 families.

To date, some 2,700 family food packs have been provided to Quezon City; 2,000 to Marikina City; 1,500 to Caloocan City; and, 1,000 to Manila.

Likewise, 850 family food packs were extended to Rodriguez and 700 packs to San Mateo both in Rizal province.

DSWD social workers continue to assist LGUs in the management of evacuation centers. ### - See more at:


DSWD releases P6.6 -M worth of aid for Mayon evacuees

Legazpi City, Albay - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided P6.6 million worth of assistance to the province to meet the needs of families who fled their homes due to the increasing unrest of Mt. Mayon.

This includes essential kits, family food packs, assorted food items, and non-food items.

Likewise, the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City delivered to DSWD-Field Office V food and non-food items worth P8,501,350 consisting of 1,890 sacks of NFA rice; 10,000 pieces of malong; 10,000 pieces of mosquito nets; 10,000 pieces of plastic mats; and, 10,000 pieces of dust masks.

NROC is the command center and national warehouse of DSWD where disaster operations are monitored, and relief goods are stored and re-packed.

As of 3 pm, some 29 evacuation centers remain open serving 7,394 families or 32,333 individuals.

Members of the Social Welfare and Development Teams continue to work with disaster risk reduction management councils and local government units to monitor the situation and to assist in the management of evacuation centers. ### - See more at:

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