CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office and concerned local government units (LGUs) in Central Luzon has provided some P4.41 million worth of relief assistance to victims of typhoon “Santi” in the region.
Out of the total assistance, the DSWD has distributed relief packs worth some P1,249,946.
The municipal LGUs and provincial government, on the other hand, provided affected families with relief assistance worth P3,011,362.86, and P51,900.00, respectively.
Typhoon “Santi” has affected 127,637 families or 613,467 persons from 943 barangays in 45 municipalities in the seven provinces of Central Luzon.
The DSWD said that a total of 3,673 families with 13,977 persons were served in 153 evacuation centers which were opened since Oct. 10.
In Aurora, 637 families or 2,629 persons were served in 28 evacuation centers; 1,325 families or 5,780 persons were served in 23 evacuation centers in Bulacan; and 792 families or 3,134 persons were served in 13 evacuation centers in Nueva Ecija.
In addition, 86 evacuation centers were opened in Pampanga that served 873 families or 2,134 persons.
The province of Tarlac opened an evacuation center with 20 families or 82 persons served; Zambales opened one evacuation center with 11 families or 57 persons; and Bataan with 15 families or 80 persons served in one evacuation center.
To date, there are still 2,712 families or 10,087 persons staying in 116 evacuation centers in all the provinces of Central Luzon except Aurora.
Bulacan has 1,290 families or 5,667 persons still staying in 21 evacuation centers; Pampanga has 873 families or 2,215 persons in 86 evacuation centers; and Nueva Ecija has 503 families or 1,906 persons still staying in six evacuation centers.
The provinces of Bataaan, Tarlac and Zambales, on the other hand, have maintained one evacuation center each serving 15 families (Bataan), 20 families (Tarlac) and 11 families (Zambales).
Of the total affected families, 10,609 families or 50,447 persons were served in their respective communities.
The typhoon has left 6,312 families with totally damaged houses and 29,215 families with partially damaged houses.
At least 13 persons died and 33 others were injured at the height of typhoon “Santi”.