CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda continues its relief operations in the towns affected by floodwaters induced by Typhoon "Lando."

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Elizabeth Baybayan, more than 2,000 food packs were distributed in Barangay San Agustin and Paralaya in Candaba.

The provincial government also distributed food packs to six barangays in San Simon, San Luis and Arayat benefitting 2,896 families.

According to a report released by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, a total of 34,049 families or 154,274 individuals were affected by the typhoon in the province while 2,068 families or 8,155 individuals are temporarily staying in various evacuation centers.

In agriculture, damages in 13,985.58 hectares of land reached P272,083,495 million affecting 9,199 farmers.

It can be noted that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, through Resolution No. 4065, has declared seven towns of the province – Arayat, Candaba, Apalit, Masantol, Macabebe, San Luis and San Simon – under a state of calamity, due to the devastating effects of Typhoon Lando in the said towns.

Baybayan said officials and personnel from the capitol will roam the province to ensure that the affected individuals will receive assistance from the provincial government. (Liezel Cayanan/Pampanga PIO)