Almost a month after Typhoon “Ulysses” hit Luzon, over 9, 700 families or some 39,000 persons continue to stay in evacuation centers, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) disclosed on Monday.
Based on the DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC, as of Dec.6, around 240 evacuation centers continue to provide temporary shelter to a total of 9, 726 families or 39, 028 individuals.
It reported that around 1, 994 families or 7, 787 persons opted to stay with their relatives and/or friends.
According to the DSWD, the number of families affected by Ulysses from 7, 231 reached 1,202, 866 or 4, 945, 321 persons.
The DSWD, the local government units (LGUs), non-government organisations (NGOs) and the private sector have extended P199.43 million worth of assistance to the affected families from eight regions.
The DROMIC reported a total of 189, 580 houses that were damaged, 23, 173 of which were totally damaged while 166, 407 were partially damaged.
The report identified the National Capital Region (NCR), Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Bicol, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as among the regions affected by Ulysses.