NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) recorded P3.520-billion partial typhoon damages to crops and irrigation infrastructures brought about by the onslaught of Typhoon Egay. As of July 31, 2023, a total of 69,432 farmers were affected, cultivating 43,875.55 hectares of agricultural land nationwide.
Typhoon Egay, known internationally as Doksuri, made its landfall over Fuga Island in Aparri, Cagayan at 3:10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. The typhoon, which brought heavy rains, caused widespread flooding and landslides across several regions of the country, most especially in Northern Luzon. As of the latest Situational Report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the weather disturbance affected 13 regions, 47 provinces, 441 cities/municipalities and 4,111 barangays.
According to the consolidated report of the NIA Operations Department, regions CAR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, and Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (UPRIIS) reported significant damages by the typhoon. As of July 31, 2023, the damages caused by ‘Egay’ amounted to P2.415-billion for crops and P1.105-billion for irrigation infrastructures. Some of the damages in irrigation facilities include washed out structures, embankment, canal lining, and protection works, among others.
At present, the NIA, headed by Acting Administrator Engr. Eddie G. Guillen, is continuously conducting field investigation and site visits to gather further data on crops and irrigation infrastructures damages incurred by the Typhoon Egay and to closely monitor the status of the Agency’s irrigation projects.
For inquiries and/or clarifications, you may contact:
EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
Landline: (02) 8921-3741