MANILA, Philippines — The number of locals affected by the combined effects of Tropical Storm Egay (international name: Doksuri) and the southwest monsoon or “habagat” has reached more than 7,000, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.
According to the NDRRMC 8am situation report, Egay and habagat have so far affected 7,662 people or 2,353 families and displaced 1,154 locals in six barangays within Region 6 (Western Visayas).
The agency said the displaced locals were moved to five evacuation centers within the region.
Meanwhile, the report also says that activities at seaports and airports in and near the region will not be affected.
However, the state meteorological office said earlier that a gale warning had been issued on the north coast of Camarines Sur; north and east coasts of Catanduanes; the east coast of Albay; the east coast of Sorsogon; northern and eastern coasts of northern Samar; Eastern Samar; the east coast of Surigao del Norte, including Siargao and Bucas Grande islands; and the Dinagat Islands due to Egay.
According to its 5 am weather bulletin, Egay was last monitored 705 kilometers (km) east of Daet, Camarines Norte, moving at 10 kilometers per hour (kph) and with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph and gusts of up to 105 kph.
The state meteorological office said the extent of the typhoon continues to bring rain to the eastern part of southern Luzon, the Visayas and northeastern Mindanao. At the same time, habagat affects the western part of the country, much of Mimaropa (East and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and the rest of the Visayas.
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