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DSWD: More than 300 houses damaged due to Surigao earthquake

By: - Reporter / @jgamilINQ
/ 06:32 PM February 11, 2017
Motorists pass a building damaged after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City, in the southern island of Mindanao, on February 11, 2017.   A strong quake shook the southern Philippines on February 10, killing at least three people, toppling buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing their homes, media reports and authorities said. AFP PHOTO

Motorists pass a building damaged after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City, in the southern island of Mindanao, on February 11, 2017.
A strong quake shook the southern Philippines on February 10, killing at least three people, toppling buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing their homes, media reports and authorities said. AFP PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already received reports of more than 300 houses damaged due to the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck off Surigao del Norte on Friday night.

In an update on Saturday afternoon, the DSWD said it monitored 326 houses damaged—eight of which were totally damaged and 318 partially damaged—in 28 barangays (villages) in Surigao City, and the towns of Mainit, San Francisco, and Sison, based on reports from the DSWD-Caraga region.

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The DSWD has total stockpiles and standby funds amounting to P1.6 billion to assist those affected by the earthquake. Around 900 food packs have also been prepositioned in Surigao city.

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The DSWD also facilitated the delivery of around 2,500 gallons of water to Barangay Taft, Surigao City, where the most number of damaged houses had been recorded, and where most residents have opted to stay on the streets.

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