Affected-families by ‘Henry’, ‘Inday’ now at 46.8K

MANILA -- Adverse weather conditions brought about by Tropical Storm Henry and Severe Tropical Storm Inday have so far affected 46,877 families in 222 barangays in Ilocos, Central Luzon, Western Visayas, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and the National Capital Region (NCR).

In an update released Friday night, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad said the 46,877 families consist of 190,081 individuals.

Of these, 711 families or 2,581 persons are being assisted in 34 evacuation centers while 39,126 families or 166,322 individuals are receiving help outside evacuation centers.

According to Jalad, the casualties from the two weather disturbances are still being verified.

He also reported that 207 areas in Ilocos, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the Cordillera region and NCR were flooded.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development and various local government units have extended PHP6,164,260 worth of assistance to affected families in Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and Mimaropa. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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