Sorsogon evacuates more than 10,000 due to ‘Nina’
LEGAZPI CITY – Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Sorsogon has evacuated 2,199 families or 10,796 persons in the province due to Typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten).
Raden Dimaano, Sorsogon PDRRMC head, said in a report that the evacuees were from 34 villages in towns of Bulusan, Casiguran, Donsol, Gubat, Irosin, Magallanes, Matnog and Prieto Diaz. These are areas prone to flooding and storm surge.
On Sunday morning, 8,791 passengers, 159 vehicles, 286 trucks and 144 buses were stranded in Matnog port. Some of the passengers were transferred to different evacuation centers in Irosin, Juban, Casiguran and Sorsogon City as the typhoon intensified Sunday evening.
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