Residents clutch to their belongings as they wade along a flooded road after tropical storm Egay hit the coastal town of San Fernando, La Union on Monday. All sea travel and fishing operations in the north were suspended as sea waves reached as high as 4 meters. (MNS photo)
MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said there has been zero reported casualties in the aftermath of the typhoon Egay.
However, the agency was quick to add that it is still working with local government units for a more detailed assessment.
Department of Public Works and Highways personnel rush to clear a portion of Kennon Road that was blocked by a landslide at the height of tropical storm Egay’s onslaught Monday in Benguet province. Storm signals were raised in several provinces as Egay barreled accross Luzon. (MNS photo)
The cost of damage to infrastructure and roads has reached PHP 4,250,000 in the Cordillera region. In Pangasinan, La Union, and Ilocos Norte damage to fisheries reached half a million while damage to rice plantations in La Union reached PHP 1.3 million.
NDRRMC is currently monitoring the power restoration in parts of La Union, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, and Baguio.
A pre-disaster risk assessment core group meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. to facilitate discussion about the recovery efforts after Egay and to prepare for the incoming typhoon Falcon. Falcon is not expected to make landfall but will cause enhanced monsoon rains. (MNS)
A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by tropical storm Egay crash along a breakwater in Baseco, Tondo in Manila on Monday. Storm warnings were issued in at least 14 areas as Egay, carrying maximum wind gusts of 100 km per hour, moved slowly across the Luzon island. (MNS photo)
A woman clears flood water that entered her home, caused by tropical storm Egay at Longos town in Malabon City on Monday. Classes were suspended in Metro Manila and 14 areas in Luzon due to flooding and landslides while all shipping and flights were canceled as Egay moved slowly accross the country.(MNS photo)