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La Union conducts emergency response ops for ST Egay

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union (PIA) – The provincial government of La Union has provided assistance to a total of 365 displaced families or 1,261 individuals affected by Super Typhoon Egay.
According to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Situational Report No. 13, the affected families are from San Fernando City and the municipalities of Luna, Bangar, Bacnotan, San Juan, Sudipen, Agoo, Bauang, Caba, Naguilian, Rosario and Sto. Tomas.
Of these, 137 families or 289 individuals are currently being served inside 10 evacuation centers in the city and the municipalities of Bacnotan, Bangar, Luna, San Juan, Sudipen, Agoo, Bauang, Caba and Sto. Tomas.
The PDRRMO said a total of P37,600 in assistance was provided by the provincial government, the city government of San Fernando and the municipal governments of Luna, Sudipen, Bauang and Burgos to 28 families or 90 individuals affected in their areas.
There are 104 barangays in San Fernando City and the municipalities of Tubao, Sudipen, Burgos, Agoo, Aringay, Santol, and Rosario that have experienced power interruption, with the earliest interruption occurring at 12:18 p.m. on July 25. 
As of 2 a.m. on July 26, power was restored in 35 barangays.
There are also 124 damaged houses reported in San Fernando City and the municipalities of Bacnotan, Sudipen, Bauang, Caba, Naguilian, and Rosario as a result of the super typhoon’s heavy rains and wind.
Road clearing operations in the city and the municipalities of San Gabriel, Bagulin, and Pugo have been conducted by the city, municipal, and barangay personnel in the said areas, and the roads are now passable for motorists.
The PDRRMO of La Union also conducts regular operational briefings to monitor the weather disturbance as its red alert status has been maintained since 3 p.m. on July 24.
Governor Raphaelle Veronica Ortega-David implored residents to stay vigilant throughout the super typhoon's course and assured them of the provincial government's response to those in need.
"Manatiling alerto lang po tayong lahat. Babantayan po natin ang kalagayan ng ating mga kaprobinsyahan sa buong La Union. Kung meron po sa inyong nangangailangan ng tulong, agaran po kaming magreresponde sa mga pangangailangan po ninyo," Governor Ortega-David said. (JCR/AMB/CCMT, PIA La Union)

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April Bravo


Region 1

April M. Montes-Bravo is an Information Officer III of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Region 1. She is currently the Information Center Manager of PIA Pangasinan Information Center based in Dagupan City and  regional editrix of PIA-Region 1.

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