Over 180,000 impacted by Typhoon Egay, habagat combination— NDRRMC | Inquirer News

Over 180,000 impacted by Typhoon Egay, habagat combination— NDRRMC

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 09:03 AM July 26, 2023

NDRRMC: Locals affected by Egay and habagat climb to over 180,000


MANILA, Philippines — The number of people affected by the combined effects of Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) and southwest monsoon or “habagat,” has climbed to more than 180,000, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.

According to NDRRMC’s 8 a.m. situational report, Egay and habagat have affected 180,439 individuals or 44,356 families and displaced 11,041 locals in 261 barangay nationwide.


Of the displaced locals, the agency said that 3,211 locals or 921 families had been transferred to 52 evacuation centers in Regions 2 (Cagayan Valley); 3 (Central Luzon); Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon); Mimaropa (Mindoro Oriental & Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan); Regions 6 (Western Visayas); 7 (Central Visayas); and Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos).


NDRRMC also reported that the effects of southwest monsoon and Egay damaged nine infrastructures and 57 houses — 49 were partially destroyed, while eight were severely damaged.

Meanwhile, to respond to emergency calls, the agency said that 8,182 personnel and 1,406 assets from various law enforcement agencies are on standby in the regions.

Moreover, to aid affected and displaced locals, NDRRMC revealed that the government had distributed P1,453,983.3 in assistance.

Based on the latest update from the state weather bureau, Egay was last monitored over the coastal waters of Fuga Island, moving west-southwestward at 15 kilometers per hour (kph). The typhoon carries maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center with up to 240 kph gustiness.


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