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1,000 families evacuated as ‘Tisoy’ threatens Bicol

The Bicol Region, outlined in red (Image from Google Maps)

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — Around 1,000 families were evacuated from their homes in the provinces of Catanduanes and Camarines Norte on Sunday due to Typhoon Tisoy.

As of 1 p.m., 911 families — or 3,217 individuals — from 11 villages were housed in different schools in Vinzons town in Camarines Norte.

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Rhodora Clacio, head of Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) Vinzons, said these were residents from areas prone to flash flooding and storm surges.

In Catanduanes, 27 families — or 119 individuals — were evacuated from coastal areas in Pandan town, Noel Garcera Jr., MDRRMO chief, said.

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Gener Torzar of MDRRMO Caramoran said 10 families or 50 individuals were also evacuated from a storm surge-prone barangay.

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