CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) continue to provide aid to areas in Central Luzon that were affected by typhoon “Karen” and super typhoon “Lawin.”

Department of Social Welfare and Development, through the help of Army 7th Infantry Division, delivered 2,000 pieces each of malongs, plastic mats, and blankets to residents of Aurora.

Department of Health (DOH), for its part, prepositioned assorted medicines worth Php81,092; 100 dignity kits; and 20 sets of CAMPOLAS (Cotrimoxazole, Amoxicillin, Mefenamic Acid, Paracetamol, ORS, Lagundi, Vit A and skin ointment) kits to the agency’s provincial office in Aurora.

DOH likewise prepositioned 10 sets of Campolas kits; 6,000 tabs of Aquatabs 67mg; 100 hygiene kits; 100 water containers; and 400 anti-fungal/anti-bacterial bar soap to its provincial office in Nueva Ecija.

Moreover, it prepositioned three sets of Campolas kits; seven dignity kits; 30 hygiene kits; and assorted medicines worth P54,949 to the DOH Zambales Provincial Office.

DOH also continues to distribute doxycycline in all flooded areas.

"We would like to recognize the preparations of each RDRRMC member-agency and local DRRMCs for Super Typhoon Lawin particularly in the conduct of pre-emptive and forced evacuation which saved the lives of our people particularly those living in disaster-prone areas," RDRRMC Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said.

Figures from RDRRMC 3 show that ‘Lawin’ affected 13,471 families or 60,927 persons in 137 barangays in the provinces of Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales. (CLJD-PIA 3)