The Department of Social Welfare and Development reported Saturday that typhoon “Rolly” has affected over 410,000 families.

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This handout photo taken and received from the Philippine Coast Guard on November 2, 2020 shows an aerial view of destroyed houses on the island province of Catanduanes, in the aftermath of Typhoon Goni. (Photo by Handout / Philippine Coast Guard / AFP)

The DSWD Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center said as of 6 a.m., the number of families affected by Rolly has reached 410,690 families or 1,594,813 persons in 4,852 barangays in the National Capital Region (NCR), Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Cordillera Administrative Region.

The DROMIC said that around 23,905 families or 95,700 persons are currently staying in 911 evacuation centers in five affected regions – NCR, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Bicol. 

“There are about 8,137 families or 29,924 persons currently staying with their relatives and or friends in Regions 5 (Bicol) and CAR,” it said.

The DSWD reported 96,273 damaged houses, of which 16,948 were totally damaged and 79, 325 were partially damaged.

According to the DROMIC, the DSWD and concerned local government units have so far extended P50.45-million worth of assistance to affected families. Of the amount, P38.84 million came from the DSWD, P11.56 million from LGUs, and P41, 170 from private partners. 

It said that the DSWD maintains stockpiles and standby funds amounting to P813.67 million for disaster response operations. 

The DSWD-Central Office and its field offices maintain standby funds amounting to P227.96 million. Of the amount, P184.76 million is the available Quick Response Fund (QRF) in the Central Office. 

The DSWD said that around 287,026 family food packs worth P132.41 million are available for distribution.

In the agency’s P585.72-million stockpiles are food items amounting to P183.32 million and non-food items worth P269.97 million. 

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