By Francis Wakefield
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Friday said that a total of 40,256 families or 162,022 people from 195 barangays in Regions III, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), VI and National Capital Region (NCR) were affected by Tropical Storm Inday and the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat.
Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad, the Executive Director of the NDRRMC and concurrent administrator of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), of the families affected, 33,977 families or 145,527 people are being served inside served inside and outside evacuation centers.
Jalad, at the same time, said that the NDRRMC has recorded 18 incidents such as flooding, strong winds, soil erosion and coastal erosion in Region’s 3, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, VI and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).
As of Monday, 12 coastal barangays of Naic, Cavite is under state of calamity due to flooding. These are: Labac, Mabulo, Bancaan, Bagong Karsada, Bucana Malaki,Sapa, Bucahan Sasahan, Munting Mapino, Timalan Balsahan, Timalan Concepcion, Balsahan and Latoria.
Jalad said due to rough seas, a total of 96 passengers, six vessels, and six motorbancas were still stranded in the ports of Palawan, Aklan, and Camarines Sur and Batangas due to the SW Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression and TS Inday.
He added that a total of 13 road sections and one bridge were affected and declared not passable in are not passable in Region
I, III, VI and CAR.
The NDRRMC chief said to date, a total of 199 barangays and 46 streets/areas were flooded in Regions I, III, CALABARZON,.MiMAROPA, CAR, and NCR.
As of 8 p.m. Thursday, flood in 35 areas in Cavite, Rizal, Valenzuela City, Pampanga, Paranaque City, and Occidental Mindoro have already subsided.
Jalad said a total of P4, 390,160 worth of assistance was provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units.
There are no reported casualties as of Friday.