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Chedeng evacuees return home

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to monitor the situation of areas affected by Tropical Depression Chedeng and is ready to augment the resources of local government units (LGUs) when necessary.

Earlier, DSWD-Field Office III transported some 1,100 family food packs to Aurora province. Around 2,880 family food packs also arrived at the Field Office earlier today from the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City. Staff of the Field Office also continue to repack goods.

In Cagayan Valley, the DSWD-Field Office II reported that evacuees who were pre-emptively evacuated have started to return home.

By noon today, the evacuation centers in Maconacon, Isabela, have been closed. Likewise, the 176 family-evacuees in Dinapigue, Isabela, are also returning to their homes.

In the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the DSWD-Field Office CAR reported that Chedeng has not caused any damage in the region. The Field Office has already terminated its disaster operations this morning.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has allowed travel as long as travelers take extreme caution especially in navigating through landslide and flashflood prone areas.

It also advised the public to keep persons with disabilities, older persons, and children in safer grounds as rains brought by Chedeng can still cause flooding.