TUGUEGARAO CITY- The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) of multi sectoral agency on the aftermath of super typhoon ‘Lawin’ will already be completed by the end of November, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 2 said.
Jaye Cabauatan, Officer-in-Charge Director of OCD said in an interview with a local radio station that the PDNA is still on-going a month after ‘Lawin’ hit the region but is expected to be completed by November 30.
Cabauatan said the PDNA is done in order to know and prioritize projects for the government ‘s rehabilitation efforts from the typhoon, which struck last month.
Cabauatan explained that the rapid assessment was done first to know the immediate needs of ‘Lawin’ victims for the government to respond.
She said that base from data given to them by different agencies, totally damaged houses already reached 35,733 while 172,818 houses were partially damaged in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.
According to her, damages in the region already reached its 9-billion peso mark as agricultural damages reach P5 billion, P3 billion for infrastructure and P1.2 billion for fisheries.
Cabauatan said ‘Lawin’ drew a total of seven casualties in the region, five in Cagayan and two in Isabela. Julius Catulin/ northernforum.net