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‘Habagat,’ Typhoon Egay displace 191 families in Cavite, Rizal

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna (PIA) — Close to 200 families from Cavite and Rizal provinces have been displaced due to the southwest monsoon “Habagat” and Super Typhoon Egay, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) in Calabarzon said on Tuesday, July 25.

The RDRRMC recorded 191 affected families or 698 individuals from the towns of Ternate, Tanza, and Magallanes in Cavite; and Binangonan, Cardona, Morong, and Taytay in Rizal. Most families were temporarily housed in various evacuation centers. The affected families dropped to 570 individuals or 155 families as of reporting time.

Affected families in Ternate and Tanza towns were provided with food packs, Reyan Derrick Marquez, Office of Civil Defense IV-A officer-in-charge, said in a report.

Incessant rains from the enhanced southwest monsoon resulted in soil erosion in Taytay, Rizal and a landslide incident in Tagaytay City, Cavite. No casualties nor damage to properties were reported, according to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) IV-A.

Meanwhile, 228 passengers and 18 rolling cargoes were reported stranded in Quezon Province while sea travel remains prohibited due to the prevailing weather condition.

The Philippine Coast Guard said that voyage of any sea vessel will resume when weather and sea conditions improve.

All national roads and bridges remained open to traffic while seven local government units declared class suspensions on July 24 and 25. (CH/PIA-Laguna)

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Christopher Hedreyda

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Provincial Information Center Manager, PIA Laguna

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