Tropical storm, typhoon Egay hits Northern Luzon, Philippines on Sunday, left 1,027 people stranded in major ports in Central Visayas and Luzon.
- No reports of damages nor forced evacuation have been imposed by the municipal disaster risk reduction and management councils (MDRRMC).
A total of eighteen 18 domestic flights were canceled in the northern Philippines, while schools were closed in the capital, Manila, on Monday due to flooding and landslides from a tropical storm, disaster officials said.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) said in an advisory that typhoon Egay has maximum winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) near its center and gusts of up to 120 kph.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported a landslide in Puerto Princesa City. Typhoon ‘Egay’ skips Aurora, Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag.
The towns affected in Northern Luzon are, Agoo, Caba, Aringay Bauang, San Fernando, San Juan, Bacnotan, Luna. Sto Rosario, Balaoan and Bangar were all heavily flooded, with some houses disappearing under the rising flood waters.
Typhoon Egay is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesay afternoon, Philippines Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said.
Philippine Goverment updates on typhoon Egay.
Alert status at the NDRRMC Operations Center was raised to Blue Alert Status effective 03 July 2015, 6PM, to continuously monitor and ensure dissemination of Weather Advisories, 24-hour Public Weather Forecasts, Gale Warnings, and General Flood Advisories to all RDRRMCs/OCDRCs through SMS, facsimile, and websites for further dissemination to their respective Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (LDRRMCs) from the provincial down to the municipal levels.
Directed Regions I, II, II I, IV-B, VI, VII, and CAR to intensify their monitoring activities, preparedness measures, and precautionary initiatives to ensure safety of communities from the forecasted enhanced rains and threats brought about the tropical cyclone.
Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) Meeting was conducted on 03 July 2015, 12NN, presided by the NDRRMC Executive Director and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator together with the PDRA Core Group at the NDRRMC Operations Center, Camp General Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Sent message to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to send Detailed Duty Officers to render duty at the NDRRMC Operations Center effective 03 July 2015, 6PM.
The NDRRMC Response Cluster conducted a meeting on 05 July2015, 9AM and at 10AM, 06 July 2015 at the NDRRMC Operations Center.
Storm warnings were issued in at least 14 areas of the main Philippine island of Luzon as tropical storm, typhoon Egay moved slowly across the north of the Southeast Asian archipelago. Image/REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco