Egay displaces over 123K residents in WV

Some 123,108 residents, coming from 29,313 families, in five of the six provinces in Western Visayas
(Region 6) have been displaced mainly by floods following monsoon rains brought about by Typhoon
Egay in the past several days, data from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Council on Friday afternoon showed.

“Of which 1,649 families or 6,229 persons were served inside 93 evacuation centers and 180 families
or 672 persons were served outside the temporary shelters,” the report added.
The hardest hit was Negros Occidental, with displaced persons totaling 58,829, from 15,219 families,
followed by Iloilo with 46,384 persons from 9,621 families; Aklan, 10,240 persons from 2,342 families;
Antique, 6,882 persons from 1,905 families; and Guimaras, 772 persons from 226 families.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed 5,047 family food packs along with
hygiene, kitchen and sleeping kits amounting to PHP3.42 million to affected residents in various local
government units (LGUs).

In Negros Occidental, the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division reported 1,003 damaged
houses, including 58 damaged and 945 partially damaged homes, in 15 cities and municipalities.

Also, 409 farmers from at least nine LGUs in the province reported damage to rice and other crops
totaling PHP7.55 million while 11 households lost 99 heads of animals worth PHP103,450. (PNA)