35,188 families affected by ‘Urduja' | BICOL TODAY

35,188 families affected by ‘Urduja’

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By Priam Nepomuceno

MANILA, 17Dec2017 — Inclement weather and flooding brought by tropical storm “Urduja” have affected 35,188 families in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and CARAGA, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Saturday night.

The NDRRMC’s situational report said the affected population is composed of 158,700 persons in 326 barangays across three regions.

Of the number, 9,090 families or 39,764 individuals are being assisted inside and outside evacuation centers.

NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad said 8,997 families or around 39,764 persons are staying in 144 evacuation centers while one family composed of four individuals is being helped outside the evacuation camp.

Meanwhile, a total of 4,237 families in Samar, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar were pre-emptively evacuated.

Jalad said 19 persons from Samar and Leyte were reported injured. (PNA)

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