Typhoon Agaton Response | Danilo’s Story

Typhoon Agaton Response

danilo’s story


ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ – Last April of this year (2022), Typhoon Agaton [MEGI] swept through the Eastern Visayas region, carrying a maximum sustained winds of 46-65 km/h and gustiness of 55-80 km/h. Even though Agaton did not pass through the Western Visayas, it still brought tremendous damage to the region as it leaves many communities, crops, livelihoods, and houses submerged under roof-high floods.

Danilo Toledo, Sr., 64, a resident of Sitio Lagubang, Barangay Poblacion, is one of the 34,700+ individuals who were affected by Typhoon Agaton in the town of President Roxas, province of Capiz. Danilo has a mobility concern. As a person with disability, a senior citizen, and is living alone, Danilo shared that he evacuated from his house and did not wait for the flood to rise.

“During the typhoon [Agaton], I evacuated from my house. When I came back after the flood subsided, I no longer have a house. Everything was washed out even my cauldron. When I came back, everything was gone,” Danilo shared with teary eyes.

Danilo is currently working as an umbrella repairman to sustain his needs. “Now, I am moving forward, working to sustain my needs,” Danilo added.

Last June 18, 2022, Danilo was one of the 750 families / 3,150 individuals affected by Typhoon Agaton in President Roxas, Capiz who received food packs and sleeping kits from Panay Center for Disaster Response, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, and Mercy Relief.

“I am very grateful for the relief goods that I received because it will really help me with my daily needs. Since I am living alone now, the relief assistance might last for 1-2 months, ” Danilo said.

“I would like to thank Mercy Relief for these blessings they gave me,” Danilo ended.//PCDR

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