Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Local residents affected by typhoon get help from IRRI personnel
Sacks of rice, canned food, milk, coffee, hygiene products, and clothing were turned over to residents of Barangay Lalakay who were staying in evacuation centers because their homes were destroyed by mudslides. Donated goods were likewise distributed to households in Barangay Malinta, where houses were partly still partly flooded. Both barangays are located in Los Baños, Laguna.
The Host Country and Community Relations office (HCCRO) team, which organized the relief operation, is also currently extending assistance to residents of flooded areas in barangays Tagumpay and San Antonio in Bay, Laguna.
Residents and local government officials have thanked IRRI’s HCCRO and Neighborhood Emergency Services Team for immediate and efficient monitoring and disaster response, including management of the evacuation center, during the monsoon rains that lasted for several days.
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