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NDRRMC: Nearly 200 areas under state of calamity due to Egay, Habagat

A total of 196 areas have now been placed under state of calamity due to the combined effects of Typhoon Egay and the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday.

The latest situational report of the NDRRMC showed that Ilocos Region had the most provinces, cities, and municipalities placed under state of calamity at 62.

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) came next with 44. It was followed by Central Luzon with 36; Cagayan Valley with 29; Calabarzon with 23; and Mimaropa with two.

Twenty-seven people have also reportedly died due to the weather disturbances—of which two had been confirmed, while the remaining 25 were still subject for validation, according to the NDRRMC.

Thirteen people were also still reportedly missing, while 140 more were injured.

The effects of Egay and the Habagat had affected 2.9 million people or over 781,000 families in 4,748 barangays across the country.

Of them, 57,532 displaced individuals or 15,552 families were transferred to 656 evacuation centers, while 230,507 people or 57,153 families were staying in other places outside of evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC said that 55,584 houses were damaged—53,358 of which sustained partial damage, while 2,226 were totally damaged.

The estimated cost of damage to 497 infrastructure also climbed to P3,550,643,255, while damage to agriculture stood at P1,911,534,492.

The National Irrigation Administration, meanwhile, reported a total of P11,431,000 worth of damage in Mimaropa.

There were 51 roads and three bridges that were still not passable due to the bad weather.

The NDRRMC said over P239.2 million worth of assistance—comprised of financial aid, family food packs, hygiene kits, and sleeping kits, among others—was already provided to the affected regions. — Giselle Ombay/RSJ, GMA Integrated News

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