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Two Cagayan towns under state of calamity due to Egay aftermath damages
Two Cagayan towns under state of calamity due to Egay aftermath damages
Two Cagayan towns under state of calamity due to Egay aftermath damages
by Ellicia Del Mundo31 July 2023
Photo courtesy: Cagayan Provincial Information Office Facebook page

Two towns in Cagayan province are under a state calamity due to the aftermath damages caused by Typhoon Egay.

Last July 27, the Municipality of Sanchez Mira issued Resolution No. 2023-132 which formally declares a state of calamity in the town.

The declaration was based on the recommendation of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF) due to the extensive damages that Typhoon Egay brought to the Municipal's crops, livelihood, infrastructure facilities, houses, and other properties.

Under the state of calamity status, the Municipal Government of Sanchez Mira will be allowed to utilize its calamity funds, imposed a price freeze for basic necessities over all local markets, and grant the no-interest loans.


On July 28, the local government unit of Calayan also placed the town under a state of calamity.

Resolution No. 93, approved by all members of the Office of the Sangguniang Bayan (OSB), stated that Typhoon Egay has caused damages to the public infrastructure, disputed public facilities and utilities including residential houses, livelihood, agriculture, and other properties.

"The Municipality of Calayan is under a state of calamity due to the paramount importance of ensuring and preserving the safety of the constituents' life, limb, and property before, during, and after any disaster or calamity," the order stated.

As of July 31, the latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed that Typhoon Egay and the Southwest Monsoon have affected 654,837 families or 2,397,336 individuals in 13 regions.


In Cagayan or Region II, a total of 28,666 families or 95,618 individuals have been affected by the two weather disturbances.

NDRRMC said about 41,372.95 volume of agri-crops in Cagayan province were damaged, estimating a total of P1.024 million.

Typhoon Egay also took a toll on 62 houses across the province, with an estimated damage of P483 million.

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