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PBBM observing the distribution of supplies in Mindanao and Visayas

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According to Malacanang on Tuesday, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is keeping an eye on providing emergency supplies to flood-affected communities in the Visayas and Mindanao.

In order to gather information on the areas affected by the shear line’s flood waters, the President is holding talks at Malacanang Palace in Manila with concerned government officials, according to undersecretary Cheloy Garafil, officer-in-charge of the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS).

She added that President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. was in Malacanang keeping an eye on things and speaking with various officials about a number of matters, including providing immediate aid to those affected by the flooding and shear line rainfall in the Visayas and Mindanao areas.

On Marcos’ orders, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) began its relief efforts on Sunday in the Visayan and Mindanao villages impacted by the flooding.

According to DSWD data, as of Monday, the Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga regions were severely flooded because of the shear line’s strong rainfall, affecting around 5,487 families or 69,323 people in 98 villages.

A total of 45,813 people, or 9,409 impacted households, were housed in 34 evacuation facilities in Northern Mindanao and Caraga.

There were apparently 118 households temporarily residing in the region with their respective relatives.

According to a weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the shear line will bring moderate to heavy rains, with at times intense rains, over Southern Palawan, Eastern Visayas, Bohol, Caraga, and Northern Mindanao in the upcoming 24 hours (PAGASA).

There will probably be moderate to severe rainfall across the remaining portions of Palawan, the Visayas, and the Zamboanga Peninsula.

In places that are “extremely or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps and in areas with large antecedent rainfall,” flooding and rain-induced landslides may happen, according to PAGASA.

It recommended the general people and the relevant disaster risk reduction and management offices take all essential precautions to safeguard lives and do so appropriately.

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