MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: More than four thousand families or 20,000 individuals here were affected by flash floods a few days after Typhoon Lawin ravaged northern areas in the country.
The Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said the affected towns were Bubong, Ramain and Taraka, located in the first district’s low-lying areas also called “basak” or muddy farm lands, where majority of rivers supplying water to Lake Lanao are located.
Salma Alonto Tamano of the provincial government said the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the provincial government have been distributing relief goods to the affected families since October 28.
She added that the remaining 1,115 families in the municipalities of Taraka and Ramain received their rations on Friday containing other basic needs.
The relief team also released food assistance to other 2,984 families during the weekend.
“These relief goods are surely lifelines for our brothers and sisters victimized by the typhoon. Hopefully, the goods will tide them over until they all can return to work and lead normal lives,” Tamano said.
The official recalled that heavy rains and strong winds were felt in the region when Typhoon Lawin entered the country more than two weeks ago.
Other areas in Central Mindanao also experienced flash floods in the past weeks.