DSWD records 732 evacuee-families

Published June 5, 2021, 5:45 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Over 700 families are currently taking temporary shelter in evacuation centers following the onslaught of Tropical storm “Dante”, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reported.

(DSWD-DROMIC Facebook page)

The DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) said as of 6 p.m., June 4, 732 families or 2,753 persons are staying in 50 evacuation centers in the country.

The most affected regions are Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Davao, Soccksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos), and Caraga, it said.

The report showed that 150 families or 575 persons opted to stay with their relatives and/or friends.

The DROMIC likewise reported that the number of affected families by Dante had reached 22,892 or 93,683 persons in 284 affected barangays.

It said 81 houses were damaged, 41 of which were totally damaged and 40 were partially damaged.

The DSWD and the local government units (LGUs) have provided more than P1.92 million worth of assistance to the affected families.