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5 reported dead due to Typhoon Egay — NDRRMC
5 reported dead due to Typhoon Egay — NDRRMC
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5 reported dead due to Typhoon Egay — NDRRMC
by Mhillen Nicole Borja27 July 2023
Photo courtesy: C-PIO

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday morning that five individual died due to Typhoon Egay.

The latest figures showed that the casualties were recorded in the regions of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon (Calabarzon), the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Northern Luzon, and Western Visayas.

However, the NDRRMC said the deceased and injured individuals are still being verified and identities have yet to confirm.

In response to the typhoon's impact, authorities executed pre-emptive evacuations for the safety of the affected communities, leading to 26,697 displaced individuals and 6,930 people being relocated to secure shelters.

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The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 326,356 persons, equivalent to 89,639 families, have been adversely affected by Typhoon Egay.

While no missing persons have been reported at this time, the typhoon caused over 200 related incidents in flood-stricken areas, exacerbating the challenges faced by communities.

The disaster has taken a toll on homes, with approximately 400 houses damaged—362 of them partially and 38 completely. The estimated cost of the damage stands at P195,000.

Moreover, at least 22 infrastructures, including bridges, roads, and schools, have also been affected by the typhoon, incurring an estimated cost of P1,700,000 for the necessary repairs.

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In the face of this calamity, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in collaboration with local government units, has swiftly provided essential aid to those affected.

The assistance includes family food packs and financial support, totaling an amount of P10,296,443.21.

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