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Flood swamp several provinces, parts of Metro Manila due to Egay
Flood swamp several provinces, parts of Metro Manila due to Egay
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Flood swamp several provinces, parts of Metro Manila due to Egay
by Ellicia Del Mundo27 July 2023
Photo courtesy: Municipality of Bontoc Facebook page

Several provinces and parts of Metro Manila were swamped with floodwater due to the continuous rains brought by Typhoon Egay.

In Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), popular tourist attractions like Burnham Park in downtown Baguio and the strawberry farm in La Trinidad, Benguet province are presently submerged in flood water.

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Several rocks have also fallen and blocked some roads in Benguet.

Benguet Rep. Eric Go Yap has called on the national government for rapid assistance for the province.

"Many of our significant passageways in the province remain impassable as of the moment, obstructing emergency response and impeding the livelihood of hundreds of families in our province," he said.

Yap asked the national government to send off personnel who will conduct disaster rescue and relief operations for Typhoon Egay-affected families.

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Meanwhile, Chico River in Bontoc, Mountain Province has been placed under a red level after the water level rapidly rose and threatened nearby families.

According to the latest update from Municipality of Bontoc, 62 individuals living near Chico river have been evacuated as of July 27.

"Of the total, 21 are in the evacuation area at the Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School (MPGCHS) while 41 have sought shelter from their relatives and colleagues," it said.

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The Municipality of Bontoc with the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has distributed food and non-food items for all evacuees.

In Cagayan province, the flood has reached the house roofs of residents in the Municipality of Abulug due to the continuous increase of water in the area.

Photos shared by Cagayan Provincial Information Office (PIO) showed that families are staying on the rooftops.

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The search and rescue operation by Task Force Lingkod Cagayan (TFLC) along with police authorities is still ongoing.

Alongside, several areas in Metro Manila experienced flooding, particularly in Malabon City and Taft Avenue in Manila due to the continuous rains driven by Typhoon Egay.

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As of Thursday, Typhoon Egay has continued to weaken while over the Luzon Strait and is forecasted to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the morning or afternoon.

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