The Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Dodong affected 47,220 individuals or 13,929 families, according to the Office of Civil Defense.
“As of today, 8 a.m., ang apektadong populasyon po ay 47,220 or 13,929 families sa 135 barangays. Ito po ay mostly sa Region 1, 3, Calabarzon, Mimaropa,” said OCD spokesperson Edgar Posadas at a public briefing on Tuesday.
(As of today, 8 a.m., the affected population is 47,220 or 13,929 families in 135 barangays. This is mostly in Region 1, 3, Calabarzon, Mimaropa.)
Posadas said that 50 areas in the country experienced flooding - 22 were in Region 1, 10 areas in Region 3, and 19 in Region 6.
However, the flooding had subsided in 46 areas.
Based on the latest OCD report, the number of evacuees increased slightly. The agency was still monitoring and communicating with the local government units on the count.
“We still have 37 evacuation centers catering to 452 families, o 1788 individuals,” he said.
Among the 37 evacuation centers, twelve were in Region 3, three were in Calabarzon, and twenty-two were in Region 6.
Moreover, the OCD added that the inclement weather had affected 35 roads and four bridges in CAR, Region 1, and CALABARZON, but most of these have been repaired and were now passable to motorists.
Posadas said the OCD had not yet received any major request for assistance from the affected regions since the local government units were still able to provide for the affected individuals.
He added that the national government had allocated P979,306 in aid to Region 1, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Region 6.
“Tayo po ay nakakaranas ng malalakas na pag-ulan, pumasok na rin po ang El Nino, at meron na pa pong isang papasok na weather distrubance na pwedeng maging bagyo. So panatiliin po natin yung paghahanada, patuloy pong makinig sa mga kinauukulan at sumunod po tayo dahil mayroon di po tayong responsibilidad para sa ating kaligtasan at ng ating pamilya,” Posadas advised the public.
(We are experiencing heavy rains, El Nino has also entered, and there is still an incoming weather disturbance that can become a typhoon. So let's keep preparing, listen to those in charge and obey because we are responsible for our safety and the safety of our families.) — DVM, GMA Integrated News