Nearly 200 areas under state of calamity due to Egay, Habagat – NDRRMC
Nearly 200 areas under state of calamity due to Egay, Habagat – NDRRMC
Nearly 200 areas under state of calamity due to Egay, Habagat – NDRRMC
by Daylight Abas03 August 2023
Photo courtesy: Philippine Coast Guard

A total of 196 areas across the country have declared a state of calamity as a result of the combined effects of Typhoon Egay and the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday.

The agency's most recent situational report stated that the Ilocos Region has 62 areas under state calamity, making it the most provinces, cities, and municipalities.

It was followed by Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with 44, Central Luzon with 36, Cagayan Valley with 29, Calabarzon with 23, and Mimaropa with two.

According to the NDRRMC, 27 people died as a result of the weather disturbances, of which two were confirmed and the remaining 25 were still under investigation. A total of 13 people were also reported missing, with 140 others injured.

Egay and Habagat have affected 2.9 million people, or about 781,000 families, in 4,748 barangays around the country. 57,532 displaced people, or 15,552 families, were moved to 656 evacuation centers, while 230,507 people, or 57,153 households, remained in places other than evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC reported 55,584 dwellings were damaged, with 53,358 sustaining partial damage and 2,226 completely destroyed.

Damage to 497 infrastructure was expected to cost P3,550,643,255, while agricultural damage was estimated to cost P1,911,534,492.

Meanwhile, the National Irrigation Administration recorded P11,431,000 in damage at Mimaropa.

Due to the inclement weather, 51 highways and three bridges remained impassable.

Over P239.2 million in help has already been supplied to the impacted districts, including financial aid, family food packs, hygiene kits, and sleeping kits, among other things.

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