Friday, July 28, 2017

DSWD ready to augment LGUs affected by Southwest Monsoon, Tropical Storm Gorio

From the Website of DWSD

(Weather update): 'Gorio'-threatened Batanes may see giant waves, storm surges
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DSWD ready to augment LGUs affected by Southwest Monsoon, Tropical Storm Gorio

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reiterated that the Department is ready to augment the resources of local government units (LGUs) affected by the Southwest Monsoon and Tropical Storm Gorio.

“Nakahanda ang Departamento na magbigay ng karagdagang tulong sa mga apektadong pamilya sa mga lugar na binabaha (The Department is ready to provide assistance to families in flooded areas) although the LGUs should be the first responders,” Sec. Taguiwalo stated.

“Sa unang tatlong araw ng kalamidad kalimitang kayang-kaya pa yang tugunan ng mga LGUs, kayat usually humihingi sila ng tulong sa DSWD kapag nagtagal at napakarami na ng apektadong mamamayan (LGUs are equipped to handle disaster response in  the first three days, so they usually seek assistance from DSWD when the situation becomes extended and affects a large number of citizen).

As of 10 pm, July 27,  flooding occurred in the cities of Malabon and Valenzuela  displacing 183 families or 664 persons in eight barangays, all of whom opted to stay with their relatives and friends.

The LGUs of Malabon and Valenzuela have not  yet requested augmentation assistance from  DSWD Field Office NCR. Further, both LGUs will continuously provide hot meals to the affected families.

The Field Office will continuously coordinate to the affected LGUs for updates.

At the same time, the  Disaster Response Assistance Management Bureau (DReAMB) in the Central Office continues to be on blue alert as it monitors the progress of ‘Gorio’ which is now causing heavy rains in various areas in Luzon and Visayas including the National Capital Region.

A total of 488,800 Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to ₱169,423,635.05 and available Food and Non-food Items (FNIs) amounting to ₱470,726,901.89 are prepositioned as stockpiles in the DSWD Central Office (CO), Field Offices (FOs), and National Resource Operations Center (NROC).

The DSWD CO and FOs also maintain standby funds amounting to ₱1,082,509,747.33. Of the said amount, ₱1,036,142,453.07 is the available Quick Response Fund in the CO. ###

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