More than 20,000 individuals were affected by ‘Glenda’ in MIMAROPA
POSTED: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
CALAPAN CITY – More than 20,000 individuals comprising a total of 4,207 families from 20 municipalities in the provinces of Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro have been affected by the onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” last week.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 4B (MIMAROPA) office reported this over the weekend as they continue conducting rapid assessment of the affected families and areas in the three provinces to validate consolidated reports and provide initial rehabilitation assistance.
As of Friday (July 18), DSWD-MIMAROPA office, reported that the total number of families affected by last week’s typhoon in the three subject provinces reached 4,207 with 185 houses completely wrecked.
Jason Oliverio, DSWD Region 4B social marketing unit officer, stated the supply of power has been intermittent causing delays in communication and data consolidation. However, the department will provide all the aid needed after thorough assessment is conducted.
DSWD have prepositioned goods made ready for distribution should the local government units of each provinces request for augmentation of relief packs. The department is working in convergence with the LGUs and will prepare for early rehabilitation efforts at the soonest.
The department assures that all needed support for the families affected are given. DSWD MIMAROPA has a total of 3,076 stockpile stored in the affected provinces of Marinduque, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Romblon and Palawan to ensure timely distribution of relief packs. (By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)