The city government appealed to residents near or in hazardous areas to immediately evacuate before a typhoon hits or monsoon.
City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña said with the weather bureau forecasts, the communities can already have their evacuation plans in place before a typhoon.
He called on residents to cooperate and follow advisories from the local government unit and other authorities.
“Kami ay nakikiusap, kapag ganitong malakas ang ulan, ‘yung mga tao na malapit or in hazardous areas, lumikas na po kayo. Huwag nating hintayin ‘yung oras na talagang bumabagyo na, umuulan na bago tayo lumikas,” dela Peña said.
Dela Peña assured the evacuation centers in the city are ready to accommodate evacuees and provide for their basic needs.
The city recorded 610 families or 2,573 individuals affected by Typhoon Egay. Sixty-four families were accommodated in the 12 evacuation centers while 546 families were served outside evacuation centers.
There were 14 totally damaged houses or properties while 273 were partially damaged.
The city also reported one fatality and four injured due to landslides.
The LGU provided relief items and financial assistance to the typhoon-affected families, aside from the assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. .
“’Yung mga pamilya na hindi namin nabibigyan na hindi namin nalalaman, ipaalam niyo na sa amin at makakarating po sa inyo ang tulong ng LGU,” dela Peña said. – Debbie E. Gasingan