PAGASA Weather Update
Issued at: 5:00 AM today, 18 August 2016
Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern and Central Luzon.
Forecast: Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms is expected over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west with slight to moderate seas.
Affected Families / Persons
A total of 238,301 families or 1,096,435 persons from 700 barangays were affected in Regions NCR, CAR, I, III, CALABARZON, VI and NIR. Region III registered the most number of affected families at 176,570 or 796,396 persons in 510 affected barangays.
86,231 families or 411,005 displaced and served persons; of which, 2,469 families or 9,752 persons are still in 102 Evacuation Centers (ECs) in Regions I, III, CAR, and CALABARZON; while 63,344 families or 302,731 persons temporarily took shelter with their relatives and friends. Region III has the most number of existing evacuation centers at 89, with 2,050 families or 7,895 persons.
A total of ₱6,932,690.05 worth of relief assistance has been provided to the affected families. Of the said amount, the Department provided ₱4,276,252.27. On the other hand, ₱3,019,022.20 and ₱517,186.20 came from LGUs and NGOs respectively.
Available Relief Resources
the Department has ₱711 million worth of relief resources in the Regions that are currently and likely to be affected by the Southwest Monsoon consisting of standby funds (₱271,009,066.29), 289,192 family food packs (₱104,056,354.96), other food items (₱117,334,221.21) and NFIs (₱218,641,411.17). This includes the Quick Response Fund (QRF) at the Central Office readily available for release to the DSWD-FOs for augmentation.