As of July 6, 2015, around 13,000 families or close to 50,000 individuals were affected by massive flooding due to Tropical Storm Egay (international name Linfa) in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and La Union.
Of these, around 1,400 families or 5,400 people in Ilocos Norte were evacuated and almost 500 families were isolated due to floods in Bacarra town in Ilocos Norte and Santa town in Ilocos Sur. Nine landslide incidents and flooding of farmlands affected 2,130 families in the municipality of Naguilian in La Union.
In La Union, a state of calamity was declared on Monday, July 6, as the city of San Fernando, municipalities of San Juan, Luna, Bacnotan and Bangar became flooded. During the flooding, Barangay Cabaruan, Bacnotan, the San Fernando-Bagulin road, San Juan-San Gabriel road and the Manila North Road from Bauang to San Fernando were impassable.
In Ilocos Sur, a landslide caused one lane of the Tagudin-Cervantes road to close.
Given the dire circumstances of the people affected by the storm, we are appealing for an emergency relief for the said areas. They need canned goods, rice, dried fish, mongo beans, laundry and bath soaps, toothpaste, toothbrush, sleeping mats, blankets, etc.
Thank you for your generosity and support.
Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment and Development (ICRED)
182 Bonifacio St., Brgy. 22, Laoag City
Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Tel. No. (077) 7722932