MANILA, Philippines – About P1 million worth of relief goods from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units have been provided to thousands of families who are affected by Typhoon Karen (Sarika) in Luzon.
DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also urged residents to “approach their local authorities for any relief supplies that they need,” assuring them that there are enough goods.
However, she also said there are some difficulties in distributing the relief goods, especially in far-flung areas.
As of 2 pm on Sunday, October 16, there are about 2,628 displaced families in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Bicol, according to the DSWD.
Around 2,009 of those families are staying in 138 evacuation centers.
Typhoon Karen will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday night, but Typhoon Haima will enter PAR on Monday afternoon, October 17. – Rappler.com
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