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Albay PDRRMC orders pre-emptive evacuation in 16 barangays

2 cities, 4 municipalities affected by Mayon ashfall

Updated

By Niño Luces

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) here ordered evacuation of residents in 16 barangays in 2 cities and 4 municipalities affected by the ashfall as Mount Mayon made a phreatic eruption Saturday afternoon.

Clouds enclose the surface of the Mayon Volcano as it spewed an ash column the height of up to three kilometers late Saturday afternoon. (Niño Luces)

Clouds enclose the surface of the Mayon Volcano as it spewed an ash column the height of up to three kilometers late Saturday afternoon. (Niño Luces)

Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) chief Dr. Cedric Daep said the barangays to be evacuated as part of their pre-emptive evacuation were Miisi, Bañadero and Matnog in town of Daraga; Anoling, Quirangay, Tumpa, Sua and Tinubran in Camalig town; Tandarora and Maninila in Guinobatan town; Baligang and Amtic in Ligao City; Magapo and Buang in Tabaco City and Canaway and Calbayog in Malilipot town.

Daep said that the local DRRMCs has been identified evacuation centers for the affected residents.

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