Friday, 01 July 2011 12:50
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman announced that the agency has forwarded relief goods worth around P380,000 to aid flash flood victims in Davao City.
The unexpected flashflood was triggered by the heavy rains that started in the evening of June 28.
Around 25,000 families with 125,000 persons residing in barangays Matina Pangi, Matina Crossing, Matina Aplaya, Matina Balusong and Talomo were affected.
Soliman said that 1,475 families equivalent to 7,375 persons in the affected barangays have sought temporary shelter in four evacuation centers.
Social workers have been stationed at these centers to monitor the situation. The DSWD Field Office X, through the local government unit, has also provided 1,500 food packs for all the evacuees.
Meanwhile, the 23,525 families with 117,625 persons who opted to stay outside evacuation centers are also being provided with food and non-food commodities.
Likewise, social workers have been sent to assist and conduct stress debriefing to families of the 22 casualties. These families will be provided with financial assistance for funeral expenses. (PNA)
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