Pedring affects 5,000 families in Zambales
Some 5,000 families or more than 25,000 individuals were affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Pedring in the province.
As of September 29, Thursday, the province continued to experience intermittent moderate to heavy rains with gusty winds.
Latest Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) report shows that out of the more than 5,000 families affected, 742 of them are in the different evacuation centers in their areas.
In Botolan town, 118 families or almost 500 individuals are housed in two evacuation centers in town. Evacuees from Barangays Bangan and Capayawan, both coastal barangays, are housed at the Capayawan Elementary School while 75 evacuees from Brgy. Carael are at the Kapuso building in Poblacion.
In the town of Cabangan, 126 families from Barangays Tondo, San Isidro, Arew, Anonang, and Longos have been displaced by the typhoon but all 509 individuals went to their relatives for shelter.
Almost a hundred families from Barangays Sto. Niño and Longos in San Felipe are currently housed at the Sto. Niño Barangay Hall and Longos Elementary School.
More than 40 families in San Antonio town, meanwhile, were displaced by Pedring coming from low-lying barangays of San Juan, Burgos and San Nicolas and are temporarily taking shelter at the San Juan Elementary School and at the DLRC building of the Yangco Elementary School. Some went to their relatives for help.
PDRRMC report also states that Jose Buno, a 45-year old resident of Barangay Lomboy in Cabangan died of drowning while Ernesto Labrador, 57, of Sitio Maligaya, Barangay Maloma, San Felipe is missing.
Wilfredo Baldevicio,36, from Barangay Magsaysay, Castillejos, on the other hand, is now recuperating from injuries he got when a tree fell on him while riding his motorcycle along Barangay Calapacuan in Subic town.
The Risk Reduction Office in the province pegged the damage in agriculture at P48.9 million on almost 3,000 hectares of rice fields.