‘Jolina’-affected families now 929

MANILA -- Inclement weather caused by tropical storm 'Jolina' has so far displaced 929 families or 3,397 persons in Regions 1, 2, 3 and the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced in its 8 p.m. update Saturday.

Of the 929 families, 123 families or 395 persons are currently being served in 17 evacuation centers while 16 families, equivalent to 62 individuals, are being assisted outside of these facilities.

A total of seven flooded areas were also reported in Mariveles, Bataan, Quezon City and Valenzuela, according to the NDRRMC.

Earlier, the NDRRMC has placed its operations center on 'red alert'.

This is to ensure that personnel from member agencies like DOST-PAGASA, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Bureau of Fire Protection, AFP, PNP, and the PCG can render 24-hour duty and coordination for any eventuality.

Source: Philippine News Agency