Taal Volcano eruption displaces over 26,000 families in Batangas
MANILA, Philippines — Over 26,000 families in Batangas have been displaced by Taal Volcano’s eruption, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Batangas reported on Thursday.
UPDATE as of 16 January 2020, 5:00AM
Total No. of Families Affected: 26,294
Total No. of Individuals Affected: 121,455
Total No. of Evacuation Centers: 373
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As of 5:00 a.m., PDRRMO said 26,294 families or 121,455 individuals have been affected by the volcanic eruption.
Meanwhile, a total of 373 evacuation centers are serving as temporary shelters for displaced residents.
Taal Volcano had a phreatic eruption or a steam-driven episode in its main crater last Sunday.
Alert level 4 remains in effect in the affected areas in Batangas and Cavite, which means that a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours or days.
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