Over 400 families affected by flood in New Corella town get relief aid

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Over 400 families from three flood-hit villages in New Corella town received food packs from the provincial government of Davao del Norte as several families were displaced from their homes due to flooding triggered by continuous rain.

Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib has ordered the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) to coordinate with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWDO) in Davao City for the immediate distribution of food packs intended for the flood victims from Barangays Macgum, Suawon and Limbaan, all in the province of Davao del Norte.

The families were affected by heavy flooding after the Saug and Macgum rivers swelled due to heavy downpour last week. The PSWDO initially provided food and water provisions to the displaced families last January 20, 2023.

Jubahib also took the opportunity to urge the residents to always heed government warnings during times of disaster.

“As we continue to recover from the devastating floods, it is important that we come together as a community to support those who have been affected,” Jubahib said. “I want to assure everyone that the provincial government is doing everything in its power to provide aid and assistance to those in need.”

The governor also emphasized the importance of heeding government warnings during times of disaster.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of taking government warnings seriously,” Jubahib said. “By doing so, we can prevent loss of life and minimize damage to property.”

The food packs distributed by the governor’s office include rice, canned goods, and other basic necessities. The distribution is part of the Jubahib administration’s ongoing efforts to provide aid and assistance to those affected by the floods.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to provide for the needs of our residents during this difficult time,” Jubahib said. “We stand with our brothers and sisters affected by the floods, and we will do everything in our power to help them recover and rebuild.”

The pro-people governor thanked DSWD OIC-Secretary Eduardo Puay, DSWD XI Regional Director Atty. Vanessa Goc-ong for the prompt response of the social welfare agency to his request of providing food assistance to the affected families.

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