Over 3,000 relief packs arrive in Ilocos Norte from DSWD

LAOAG CITY — Relief goods coming from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) National Office arrived at the Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol Thursday afternoon, containing 3,300 boxes of relief goods for distribution to typhoon-affected families.

Each box contains six kilograms of rice, four cans each of sardines and corned beef, and six sachets of coffee. These will supplement existing relief supplies housed by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the DSWD Regional Office.

As of 2:30 this afternoon, a total of 2,080 families or 7,441 individuals had been evacuated from high-risk areas prone to flooding, landslides, and other incidents.

The breakdown of evacuated individuals is as follows: 1,550 in Pagudpud; 1,265 in Badoc; 976 in Laoag City; 868 in Currimao; 809 in Bangui; 728 in Pasuquin; 308 in Paoay; 288 in Bacarra; 277 in Dingras; 158 in Batac City; 76 in Burgos; 62 in Marcos; 52 in Solsona; 23 in Adams; and one in San Nicolas.

Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa Marcos had ordered municipal and city mayors to implement preemptive evacuation through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, four hours before Ilocos Norte was placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 4.

Latest report from the weather bureau says Ilocos Norte is now down to Typhoon Signal No. 1. PNA-northboundasia.com