MANILA (DWDD) – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo has instructed DSWD-Field Office XII to continue to monitor the flooding incident in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat and to immediately provide resource augmentation to the local government unit (LGU) to ensure that the needs of affected families are met.
In its feedback report to Sec. Taguiwalo, DSWD-Field Office XII reported that around 3:00 am today, a heavy downpour occurred in the town affecting around 3,826 families from the villages of Cadiz, Obial, Limulan, Sta Maria and Kinalaan. Of this number, 78 families or 390 persons are now temporarily staying at Barangay Hinlaan Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center set-up by the municipal LGU.
The report further stated that 22 houses were totally damaged while 15 were partially destroyed.
Members of the disaster team of Field Office XII have been dispatched to coordinate with the LGU in validating the affected families as well as in identifying other services that can be provided to them especially those staying at the evacuation center.
Sec. Taguiwalo said that should heavy rains continue and cause massive flooding displacing more families, the disaster team of the Field Office shall be mobilized to assist in managing evacuation centers and in relief distribution. SMS DSWD / MCAG