DSWD reports over 5K evacuee-families in Bicol, Eastern Visayas

Published April 19, 2021, 10:59 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Over 5,000 families are currently taking temporary shelter in the 253 evacuation centers in the country’s two regions most affected by Typhoon “Bising”, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported on Monday April 19. 

In this handout photo taken on April 17, 2021 and taken from the facebook page courtesy of Talisay town police station on April 18, policemen help residents pull their fishing wooden bancas to a safe place along the seashore in Talisay town, Camarines Norte province, south of Manila, in preparation for Typhoon Surigae as it moves over the eastern seaboard of the country. (Photo by – / Talisay Police Station / AFP / FILE PHOTO)

The DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) said as of 6 p.m., April 19, 5,351 families or 20,620 persons are  staying in evacuation centers in Bicol and Eastern Visayas. 

The report showed that 7,278 families or 28,704 persons opted to stay with their relatives and/or friends.

According to the DROMIC report, the number of affected families by “Bising” had reached 12,913 or 50,523 persons in 233 barangays in the two affected regions.

The DSWD assured the public Monday, April 19, that its Field Offices have readied their quick response teams (QRTs)  to assist the local government units (LGUs) in the affected areas.