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Egay-affected regions account damages, recovery efforts

QUEZON CITY (PIA)—Several regions reported damages and recovery efforts amidst Typhoon Egay’s aftermath.

In Central Luzon, the Department of Public Works and Highways Region III’s Calamity Damaged Infrastructure Report as of July 31 indicates an initial P 1.9B of infrastructural damage in the region, P 1.46B of which was incurred in Tarlac Province due to impairment of flood control structures in Camiling, Lucung, Rio Chico, Parua, and O’ Donnell Rivers.

Floodwaters also aggravated existing potholes in national roads such as the Bulacan portion of the Manila North Road and the Roman Expressway in Bataan.

Meanwhile, DPWH III district engineers have been tasked to fast-track assessment of structures and road restoration.

In the Mimaropa Region, Mangyan Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in isolated areas of the Municipality of San Jose received aid via improvised zipline using a damage tramline above raging river waters.

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) lead the distribution of 115 boxes of family food packs consisting of rice, canned goods, and hot beverage mixes to IPs through crossing the Amnay River

In the Ilocos Region, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reported a total of P 684,100,000 in infrastructure damage and P 121,807,766.00 in agricultural damage.

The renowned Quirino Bridge in Ilocos Sur also collapsed due to the winds and rains brought by the monsoon.

Meanwhile, Mountain Province in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) reports a total of P879,937,984.24 in damage from Egay as of August 2.

The damage to infrastructure, including road networks, was estimated at P529,946,323.24.

Additionally, approximately P 269,940,000 in damages to  bridges, flood control and water drainages, along with  P52,688,609.78 losses incurred in the agriculture sector.

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos is set to provide P 10 million worth of immediate assistance to affected areas in Mountain Province along with various other forms of assistance. (GG/PIA with reports from PIA1, PIA CAR, PIA3, PIA4B)

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Kier Gideon Paolo Gapayao

Information Officer III

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