The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office yesterday reported that eight towns and three cities in Negros Occidental were hit by floods, strong winds and a tornado from July 27 to 31 that affected 10,036 Negrenses.
There were 2,244 families with 10,036 dependents affected when 112 houses were destroyed and 1,181 were damaged , provincial social welfare officer Liane Garcia said.
The PSWDO report said of the 112 houses destroyed Hinoba-an had 23, Valladolid 32, Pulupandan -14, Silay City 11 Pontevedra 9, EB Magalona 7, Himamaylan City - 6, San Enrique - 5, Bago City - 4, and Candoni - 1.
Of the 1,181 houses damaged Valladolid had 718, Hinobaan - 131, Bago City 121, EB Magalona -107, Silay City 55, Himamaylan 20, Pulupandan 12, San Enrique 8, Hinigaran 5 and Pontevedra 4, the PSWDO also reported.
Food assistance has been delivered to the victims, Garcia said.*CPG