Over 20,000 families who were affected by the onslaught of typhoon “Rolly” are taking temporary shelter in 767 evacuation centers in the country’s seven battered regions, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday.

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(Jansen Romero / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Based on DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) report as of  6 a.m., Nov. 9, there are about 20,455 families or 79, 243 persons who remain in the evacuation centers in  National Capital Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon,   CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol, and Cordillera Administrative Region.

The report noted that around 13, 442 families of 51,023 persons opted to stay with relatives and/or friends in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol, and CAR.

According to the DSWD,  the number of affected families by “Rolly” had reached 484, 427 or 1, 878, 377 persons in 5, 058 barangays in the eight affected regions, including Eastern Visayas. 

Meanwhile, the DSWD reported that there are around 137,018 damaged houses.  Of the number, 24, 932 were totally damaged and 112, 086 were partially damaged.

So far, the DSWD, local government units and non-government organizations have extended P54.83 million to the affected families. 

Of the amount, P43 million  was extended by the DSWD, P11.7  million from the LGUs, and P41, 170 from private partners.

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