PUDTOL, Apayao – In the wake of the devastating impact of Super Typhoon (ST) Egay, the Provincial Government of Apayao (PGA) has taken swift action to provide much-needed assistance to evacuees in Pudtol.
ST Egay, which prompted Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 4 to be raised in the province, resulted in severe landslides and flooding due to the rising waters of Apayao River and its tributaries, compelling many families to seek refuge in safer locations.
To address the urgent issue of access to clean and potable water, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) distributed Troclosene Sodium, commonly known as Water Purifying Tablets, to the evacuees in Pudtol. These tablets are designed to disinfect and purify water, making it safe for consumption. Given the potential health risks associated with contaminated water during natural disasters, the provision of these water purifying tablets can prevent waterborne diseases and ensure the well-being of the affected families.
In addition to the water purifying tablets, various medicines and supplies were provided to the evacuees. These essential medical provisions were received by Pudtol Municipal Administrator Aprilla Camilot at the Pudtol Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRM) – Health Operation Center on July 26. The immediate availability of the said medical supplies ensures that the evacuees receive necessary care and treatment amidst the challenges posed by the typhoon aftermath.
Super Typhoon Egay brought torrential rains and strong winds, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. The province of Apayao faced the brunt of the storm’s impact, leading to the forced displacement of numerous families due to landslides and flooding. As the local authorities work tirelessly to provide assistance and ensure the safety of their constituents, the cooperation and resilience of the affected communities remain essential in overcoming the challenges brought by this natural disaster.
In the coming days, recovery and rehabilitation efforts are expected to be intensified to aid those who have been displaced and to rebuild the affected areas. Non-government organizations, volunteer groups, and other government agencies are also urged to extend their support and assistance to expedite the restoration process.
Note: The situation in the province is evolving. For the most recent updates and ways to extend assistance, concerned parties are encouraged to coordinate directly with the Local Government Units (LGUs) or relevant relief organizations. By JC Marquez