DSWD earmarks ₱1.6 B for Karding response, relief ops | Inquirer News

DSWD earmarks ₱1.6 B for Karding response, relief ops

/ 06:35 AM September 26, 2022

TRASH FLOOD Workers collect trash dumped into Roxas Boulevard by waves whipped up by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm “Karding.”—MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Motorists negotiate a flooded portion of Roxas Boulevard in Manila as super typhoon Karding triggered heavy rain fall and strong winds in many parts of Luzon including Metro Manila on Sunday. (INQUIRER file photo / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday said it has earmarked some ₱1.6 billion for super typhoon Karding response and relief operations.

A standby fund of ₱600,441,200.86 is available at the agency’s central offices and field offices

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The department allocated over P1 billion for 548,889 family food packs and other food and non-food items.

Thousands of residents in Metro Manila and other parts ofLuzon were evacuated as the super typhoon triggered heavy rainfall and strong winds on Sunday.

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Karding has since weakened into a typhoon as it made a second landfall in the vicinity of Dingalan, Aurora on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Karding is now in the vicinity of Santa Cruz, Zambales, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.

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