DSWD gives food packs, malong to storm victims

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol regional Office has provided support to families affected by the onslaught of super typhoon “Rolly.”

Data from DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), show that the agency has already provided 4,737 Family Food Packs (FFPs) to Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Sorsogon.

The FFPs distributed amounted to a total of P 1.8 million. In addition, the agency also gave 1,000 pieces of Malong to Tabaco City in Albay.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, DSWD also delivered 1,320 FFPs amounting to P884,400.00 to the province of Catanduanes. The FFPs were initially distributed to affected residents of Barangay Francia in Virac and in the town of Bato where the typhoon made its first landfall.

Due to the extent of damage in the province, the agency will be providing additional 1,200 FFPs and 100 rolls of laminated sacks, which are expected to arrived in the island province on Nov. 5.

Super typhoon “Rolly” with its maximum sustained winds of 225 kph and gustiness of 280 kph, was considered as the strongest typhoon of 2020. It left a total of 21,082 partially and 3,583 totally damaged houses regionwide, affecting 62,551 families with 238,652 individuals.