Egay leaves estimated P11M infrastructure damage
Manila, Philippines – The onslaught of Tropical Storm Egay (international name: Linfa) has caused the Philippines an estimated P11.22 million ($247,921) damage in infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported Wednesday, July 8.
This covers P4.25 million ($93,955) road damage in CAR, as well as P1.97 million ($43,551) cost on roads and P5 million ($110,534) on flood control infrastructure in Region 1.
As of 12 noon, July 8, 4 major road sections in Region 1 and CAR remained impassable due to damage caused by Egay.
The report showed that continuous rains in Benguet Province had “aggregated landslide with mudflow and boulders in Gurel-Bokod-Kabatyan-Buguias-Abatan Road, Bongis Section, and Gusaran Section.”
A section of Bangar-Luna Road in La Union, according to the DPWH, also remained flooded and impassable.
An official number of infrastructure damage due to Egay was not immediately available to reporters.
DPWH said it is continuously monitoring and working in restoring mobility on national roads and bridges.
Egay left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on July 7, Tuesday. Typhoon Falcon (international name Chan-Hom) entered PAR on Tuesday night. – Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler.com