MANILA – Some 2,302 families in six regions have so far been affected by bad weather due to Typhoon Goring, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Monday.
This is equivalent to 7,919 persons residing in 93 barangays in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas and the Cordillera Administrative Region, the agency said in its disaster bulletin.
Of this number, 538 individuals which is equivalent to 1,948 persons are now being sheltered in 53 evacuation centers while another 107 families or 359 persons are being aided outside.
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) earlier said the affected families are those displaced and those not needing transfer or removal from their residence.
The OCD, meanwhile, has yet to record any casualties due to Goring.
No major communication interruptions were also reported while 16 areas recorded power outages.
It added that some PHP2.37 billion worth of funds and prepositioned relief items are now on standby.
Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agencies are prepared to provide needed assistance to areas affected by Typhoon Goring.
In Bulletin No. 1 issued Monday noon, the agency said it has activated its Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Operations Center which continuously disseminates localized advisories to local government units (LGUs), farmers and fisherfolk.
It has also undertaken positioning of seeds for rice and corn, drugs and biologics for livestock and poultry in safe storage facilities in coordination with LGUs, counterparts and other national and regional DRRM offices.
It has also submitted a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) on the areas and agricultural and fishery commodities to be affected. (with Ferdinand Patinio/PNA)