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NDRRMC: Death toll due to Egay rose to 25, over 2 million affected
NDRRMC: Death toll due to Egay rose to 25, over 2 million affected
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NDRRMC: Death toll due to Egay rose to 25, over 2 million affected
by Daylight Abas31 July 2023
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Death toll from Typhoon Egay (International name: Doksuri) and the southwest monsoon has increased to 25, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

In its 8 a.m. situational report, NDRRMC only confirmed two reported deaths while 23 others are being authenticated.

The number of injured remained at 52, with 20 people still missing.

The NDRRMC also noted that the number of people affected increased from 1,029,724 on July 30 to 2,397,336 individuals, or 654,837 families, on July 31.

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All came from 4,111 barangays.

Displaced residents also went up from 30,158 to 312,995—50,987 of them are outside evacuation centers (ECs), while 262,008 are currently in ECs located in Regions 1 (Ilocos), 2 (Cagayan Valley), 3 (Central Luzon), Mimaropa (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), and Region 6 (Western Visayas).

Aside from the impacted residents and deaths, the NDRRMC claimed that Egay and Habagat partially destroyed 34,572 residences and badly damaged 1,283 homes.

Furthermore, the typhoon destroyed 252 roads, 19 bridges, 112 schools, and six government facilities, totaling about P3.5 billion in infrastructural damage.

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It went on to say that of the 306 cities or municipalities that experienced power disruptions, 65 percent, or 198, had their power restored.

According to the NDRRMC, the government has so far disbursed P146,687,925 in aid to impacted and displaced residents.

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