MANILA, Philippines — National Disaster Risk Reduction and Managment Council (NDRRMC) Spokesperson Romina Marasigan has reported that 8,296 families or 34,003 individuals are now staying at 30 evacuation centers.
The evacuees are from the towns of Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligao, Daraga, Tabacco, Sto. Domingo, Malilipot and Legazpi.
Local authorities have already placed Albay under a state of calamity as the volcanic activity affects 36 villages in the province.
A pre-emptive evacuation is also enforced in areas outside of the 7 kilometers extended danger zone that might experience mud or lahar flow coming from the volcano due to the continuous downpour of rain.
“Still in alert level 3. The Phivolcs is closely monitoring. We are still monitoring if there is a need to raise the alert level,” Marasigan said.
She added that the government has already distributed more than P5.5 million worth of aid to affected residents.
The NDRRMC remains on a blue alert status that allows for fast coordination.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Bicol Region is currently on red alert status. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
Tropical Depression Auring has affected a total of 13,816 families or 53,236 persons in the regions of Caraga, Davao, and Northern Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Monday.
In its 8 a.m. situation report, the NDRRMC said that 12,825 families or 49,236 persons of the total affected individuals are currently staying in 308 evacuation centers while others sought shelter with their relatives.
A total of 16,059 families or 59,170 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in Regions 7, 8, 10, and Caraga.
A total of 179 houses were damaged in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur due to the impact of the storm, the agency said.
Five roads and one bridge were reported affected in Regions 8, 11 and Caraga. Two of the affected roads were already passable, the NDRRMC said.
Due to the inclement weather, a total of 40 domestic flights of the Philippine Airlines were cancelled from Friday, February 19 to Monday, February 22.
A total of 2,931 passengers, 857 rolling cargoes, and six vessels were also stranded in ports in Regions 7 and 8 after sea trips were suspended due to the storm.
The NDRRMC also noted that the province of Negros Oriental has suspended classes and work in government on Saturday and Sunday.
Tacloban City also announced the suspension of classes and work in government on Monday while the municipality of Calatrava in Romblon canceled work on Monday, the agency said.
MANILA, Philippines — Eight people were killed and one went missing in the onslaught of Tropical Depression Vicky in Visayas and Mindanao during the weekend, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed Monday (December 21).
Based on the report of the NDRRMC as of December 21 at 8:00 a.m., two casualties were reported from Region 8.
In CARAGA , five people were reported killed, two were injured and one is still missing. Region 11 logged one casualty.
A total of 8,924 families or 36,030 individuals in Regions VII, VIII, IX. and CARAGA were affected by TD Vicky. Around 3,800 families or 15,800 individuals are currently staying in evacuation centers.
Meanwhile, a total of 12 road sections and five bridges in Region VIII, IX, and CARAGA were damaged by flooding, landslide, and soil collapse due to heavy rains. Several areas in the regions also experiencing power interruption.
The NDRRMC said they will continue to monitor areas affected by the tropical depression. AAC
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