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Ilocos Norte is under Signal No. 3 due to ST Egay

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte (PIA) – Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 is raised over the Province of Ilocos Norte, based on the weather bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on July 25, 5:00 p.m.

To date, Ilocos Norte is experiencing light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorm in the extreme north of the province with strong force winds.

Because of these impacts by Egay, there were reported power outages in some areas but were restored immediately. Moreover, minor landslide was recorded in Barangay Pancian in Pagudpud but was cleared immediately by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Meanwhile, pre-emptive evacuations were already conducted by local government units. In Pagudpud, a total of 51 families and 156 individuals from Barangay Pasaleng were transferred to Pasaleng Elementary School and Pasaleng National High School as their evacuation site while eight individuals from Barangay Caparispisan were relocated to North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp as temporary evacuation site.

In Banna, a total of 19 individuals composed of 67 people at Barangay Bugasi, seven households with 34 people, and one household with six people were transferred to the evacuation centers.

Power interruption remains to be a concern as Egay brings torrential rains with strong winds.

Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc led the inspection to an incident in Pasuquin wherein a heavy equipment turned upside down that caused heavy damage to transmission poles along the highway. The clearing and restoration are currently being conducted to restore electricity in the affected areas.

According to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Office Head Marcell Tabije, all frontline agencies are on alert status and search and rescue personnel are ready for possible deployment. (JCR/MJTAB, PIA Ilocos Norte)     

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Ma. Joreina Therese Blanco


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Ma. Joreina Therese A. Blanco is an Information Officer II of the Philippine Information Agency Ilocos Norte Information Center based in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. She is currently the Information Center Manager of PIA Ilocos Norte.

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