#ChedengPH: Aurora evacuees return to homes
MANILA, Philippines - All 258 families in 17 evacuation centers in Aurora have returned to their homes as of 9 am Sunday, April 5, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The DSWD stressed however that evacuation centers remain open in other areas affected by Tropical Depression Chedeng (Maysak), which made landfall in Dinapigue, Isabela, Sunday morning.
The DSWD office in Cagayan said there are 17 open evacuation centers in the area. These centers currently house 431 affected families from Divilacan, Maconacon, and Dinapigue in Isabela.
At least 240 of these families have been in evacuation centers since Saturday afternoon, April 5, as per the local government units' preemptive evacuation order. (READ: Soliman: 'Evacuate, we don't want you hurt')
From 19 areas, only 4 areas in Luzon remain under Public Storm Signal No. 1: Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, and Polilo Islands. (READ: Chedeng further weakens, now a tropical depression)
The DSWD gave assurances that the government's disaster response teams are still on high alert. At least 30,000 food packs have been prepositioned in the areas affected.
Chedeng was initially feared to be a super typhoon, but it weakened as it hit land. –Rappler.com