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Cebu evacuation center runs out of food, water

DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu, Philippines—Even as typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) has not crossed Eastern Visayas, evacuation centers lack of water supply as the number of evacuees increased.


Heide Aplece, Daanbantayan Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office head, told the Inquirer that they were looking for ways  to address the shortage.
Supply of rice and canned goods was slowly depleted as the typhoon continued to make its presence felt with its strong winds and heavy rains.
Aplece said they had asked Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Visayas on Sunday morning to send in more relief packs.
As of 9:23 p.m. on Saturday, the MSWDO records showed that 7,136 families were  in 86 evacuation centers and 383 others in home-based evacuation centers.
Aplece said they asked an additional 100 sacks from the National Food Authority that they could repack.
Only about 5,000 relief packs were distributed as of Saturday evening.


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