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DSWD 6 braces for typhoon ‘Egay’

ILOILO CITY (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6 has already prepositioned food and non-food items in preparation for Tropical Storm “Egay”.

In a press report, DSWD 6 assured it has enough stockpile and standby funds amounting to P81.1 million to ensure quick response to local government units that may be affected by Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Tropical Storm “Egay”.

The amount consists of P34.8 million-ready family food packs; P41.3 million worth non-food items and P5 million worth standby funds.

A total of 54,218 family food packs are readily available at the Regional warehouses and prepositioned sites in 51 strategic locations in Western Visayas, according to DSWD 6.

Regional Director Atty. Carmello N. Nochete directed the Quick Response Team through the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) to be ready to respond to the possible effects of the enhanced Southwest Monsoon.

Meanwhile, a total of Php 1,565,684.00 food and non-food items was distributed by DSWD Field Office 6 for families affected by Southwest Monsoon which was strengthened by Tropical Storm "Dodong", recently.

Based on the recent report, a total of 5,266 families or 23,171 persons from the Provinces of Antique, Guimaras and Iloilo have been affected by the weather disturbance.

As of July 22, some 110 families are still staying in the evacuation centers, two families opted to stay with their relatives or other safe places while most displaced families already returned to their respective houses.  The displaced families are also being monitored in coordination with the LGUs.

There are reportedly 21 totally damaged houses and 123 partially damaged. (AAL/LAF/PIA6-Iloilo/DSWD6)

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