‘Helen’ intensifies new ‘Habagat’; Over 500 families affected

Despite all storm signals in the Philippines being lifted, the country continues to experience inclement weather due to the Southwest monsoon or 'Habagat' which is further intensified by severe tropical storm 'Helen' (international name Megi) now battering mainland China.

Based on the 12MN 29 September report of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 522 families in three municipalities in Bulacan were originally affected by the relentless monsoon rains. However, only 374 families or 1,870 persons remain in four evacuation centers in the province.

As of the moment, affected local government units (LGUs) are able to provide relief assistance to displaced families, but the DSWD Field Office-III remains on standby for request of resource augmentation from concerned LGUs.

Source: Philippine Information Agency

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