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Albay town evacuates 251 residents as Ursula feared to follow on threat left by Tisoy

LEGAZPI CITY — At least 251 residents were moved out of harm’s way in the town of Libon, Albay province following a landslide on Friday (Dec. 20).

Ian James Secillano, disaster action official of Libon, said on Tuesday (Dec. 24) that heavy rains from Typhoon Tisoy yet on Dec. 2 could have softened the soil on slopes at the village of Burabod.

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Secillano said the evacuations started on Friday, especially of residents living near the creek.

He said it was also a precautionary move as Tropical Storm Ursula drew nearer. Debris from the landslide could fill the creek, causing it to overflow, Secillano added.

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The evacuees were housed in the village hall and evacuation center. Others moved to relatives.

Edited by TSB

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