Typhoon Lawin: Over 14,000 people in 136 evacuation centers
MANILA, Philippines – As of Thursday morning, October 20, a total of 14,895 persons have been evacuated due to Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima), which has since weakened into a typhoon.
This translates to 3,825 families who are now inside 136 evacuation centers in 5 affected regions: the Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and the Bicol Region.
In its 5 am update, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Lawin has affected a total of 13,428 families or 61,126 persons in 118 barangays (villages).
Meanwhile, a total of 601 passengers were stranded in two seaports in the Bicol Region.
Lawin had made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan at 11 pm on Wednesday, October 19.
On Thursday morning, the DSWD reported on the status of its stockpile and standby funds:
- 270,514 family food packs
- P689.66 million standby funds
- P1.04 billion total amount of stockpile and standby funds
The department had appealed to volunteers to help with packing additional relief goods for those affected by Lawin. (SIGN UP: DSWD needs volunteers for #LawinPH relief packing efforts) – Rappler.com
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