A total of 32,582 families or 175,540 individuals in Central Luzon were affected as the region was hit by heavy rains and strong winds spawned by Typhoon “Pedring” on Tuesday.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office III reported that 246 barangays in 27 municipalities in the region were inundated by floodwaters.
Adelina S. Apostol, DSWD regional director, said that the hardest hit province in the region was Bulacan where 111 villages in its eight municipalities were affected with 10,649 families or 48,412 persons.
In terms of affected families, Apostol said Nueva Ecija has the highest with 12,851 families or 85,636 persons.
Of the reported damaged houses, Bataan has 205 totally and 454 partially damaged while Bulacan with 59 and 86 totally and partially damaged houses, respectively.
Apostol also said that the DSWD Field Office III has started to provide relief assistance to the affected towns in support of the local government’s relief operations.