3K Caraga families affected by ‘Amang’: NDRRMC

The number of families affected by Tropical Depression Amang but has since weakened into a low-pressure area has now climbed to 2,983 which is equivalent to 13,160 persons residing in 55 barangays in the Caraga region.

In an update released 6 a.m. Thursday, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council update, signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, said this is slightly higher than the 1,501 families recorded in Wednesday’s update.

However, only five families or 37 individuals still remain in evacuation centers.

Also, a total of 5,256 families or 21,006 persons were preemptively evacuated in Albay, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Compostela Valley, Agusan Del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur at the height of the weather disturbance. (PNA)

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