TABUK CITY, Kalinga – On August 15–16, 2023, a two (2) day validation on the damages caused by Super Typhoon EGAY reported by various barangays, was conducted by a joint validation team made up of members from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), City Engineering Office (CEO), City Buildings and Architectural Office (CBAO), City Health Services Office (CHSO), and City Public Information Office (CPIO).
Twenty-two barangays have stated that their infrastructure, homes, animals, and crops have all allegedly been damaged.
In an initial report by the Office of City Agricultural Services (OfCAS) and the City Veterinary Office (CVO), it is estimated that damages to rice, corn, vegetables, and fruit trees cost over Php 32 million while Php 337 thousand for chicken, ducks, pigs, cows, and carabaos.
According to the CSWDO report, their office have distributed basic relief to the victims of EGAY in several areas of the city including food packs and hygiene kits.
Additionally, several barangays have reported infrastructure damages totaling over Php 156 million.
Houses, roads, flood control, communal irrigation systems, rip-raps, gabions, embankments, a barangay hall, dredging, paths, retaining walls, bridges, slope protection, and other infrastructures are among those that have been partially or completely damaged during the onslaught of the super typhoon.