The number of evacuee-families in four regions most affected by Typhoon “Bising” has decreased to over 4,500, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, April 21.
Based on the DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) report, as of April 21, 6 p.m., 4,511 families or 18,603 persons are currently taking temporary shelter in 252 evacuation centers in Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Caraga.
The report showed that 6,269 families or 24, 470 persons chose to stay with their relatives and/or friends.
The DROMIC noted that the number of affected families by Bising had reached 60,601 or 235,572 in 965 barangays in the four affected regions.
Meanwhile, the DSWD reported 1,020 damaged houses, 82 of which were totally damaged and 938 were partially damaged.
So far, the DSWD and concerned local government units (LGUs) have extended more than P171,000 worth of assistance to the affected families.
The DSWD on Monday, April 19, recorded over 5,000 evacuee-families in Bicol and Eastern Visayas.