Agri damage due to Egay, habagat at P1.9 billion — NDRRMC | Inquirer News

Agri damage due to Egay, habagat at P1.9 billion — NDRRMC

/ 12:36 PM August 01, 2023

Agri damage due to Egay, habagat at P1.9 billion — NDRRMC

The Coast Guard Station in Ilocos Sur province retrieves the body of a 79-year-old woman in San Vicente town after being reported to be missing on Thursday morning. The woman was one of the reported four casualties of Typhoon Egay in the province. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard District North Western Luzon)

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Egay and the southwest monsoon or habagat brought destruction to agriculture worth P1.9 billion.

More than 100,000 hectares of crops were ravaged in eight regions, figures from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed on Tuesday.


Particularly, 148,774 hectares of rice, corn and other “high-value crops” were ruined.

The bad weather disrupted the livelihood of 114,565 farmers.

Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary Arnel de Mesa said the havoc Egay wreaked on rice crops amounted P950 million.

Corn came second in terms of losses, with estimated damage reaching P713 million.

Meanwhile, NDRRMC reported devastations in Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Western Visayas, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The council also said damage to infrastructure is pegged at P3.5 billion.


Meanwhile, more than two million or 2,452,738 people were affected by Egay and habagat.

The weather disturbances left 25 people dead.

Fifty-two were injured and 13 went missing.


25 dead, over 2 million affected from Egay — NDRRMC

Super Typhoon Egay: Half a million affected, billions in damage in Northern Luzon

TAGS: Agriculture, damage, Falcon, Habagat, Monsoon, NDRRMC

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