outbrain
Close  

Preparing for ‘Ambo’: Forced evacuation of 350,000 ordered in Northern Samar

/ 01:26 PM May 14, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY — Northern Samar Gov. Edwin Ongchuan has ordered the forced evacuation of at least 70,000 families or 350,000 individuals as Tropical Storm Ambo barrels into the region.

Rei Josiah Echano, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO), said work had been suspended in the coastal towns of Laoang, Palapag, Mapanas, Gamay, and Lapinig as Signal No. 3 was hoisted over the province on Thursday (May 14).

ADVERTISEMENT

“The governor has realigned our resources for preparedness measures,” Echano said.

He said food and nonfood items had been readied.

FEATURED STORIES

The suspension of work in the province covered government and private offices and establishments.

Exempted from the work suspension order were employees of the PDRRMO, Provincial Office of Social Welfare, Provincial Health Office, provincial hospital, and national government agencies like the National Food Authority.

Edited by TSB

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coastal, disaster, Evacuation, offices, preparation, shelter, Typhoon, work
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.