Top: The Local Government Unit of Caba hauls the family food packs at DSWD warehouse in Urayong, Bauang, La Union. Bottom: Volunteers from Union Christian College and residents of Urayong, Bauang, La Union

Aside from relief augmentation, DSWD Field Office 1 also participates in the Rapid Disaster Assistance and Needs Assessment (RDANA) with the Office of Civil Defense to respond to  the needs of Typhoon Egay victims.

In La Union, 2,305 family food packs were already released by DSWD Field Office 1 through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in the following areas: Caba, 555; Aringay, 300; Bauang, 200;  Bacnotan, 300; San Gabriel, 250; and 700 in the City of San Fernando.

As of 3 PM today (06 July 2015), the Disaster Response Assistance and Management Unit (DReAMU) in partnership with the Planning Unit monitored  4,670  families or 22,095 persons affected in 195 barangays in Region 1.

Regional Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo instructed the teams on duty to strengthen coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on relief augmentation concerns to avoid duplication of assistance and achieve unified disaster reports.

Some volunteers from the Union Christian College and residents from Urayong, Bauang, La Union are helping in the repacking of goods at DSWD warehouse at the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Oficer II)