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Cold front keeps 1,500 people at evacuation centers in Bicol, Visayas

/ 11:29 PM January 18, 2018

About 1,500 individuals remained in evacuation centers in Bicol and Visayas regions due to the effects of the tail-end of a cold front.

A total of 349 families or 1,575 persons are being sheltered in 11 evacuation centers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Thursday.

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The disaster agency estimated that 29,974 families or 134,114 persons in 228 barangays in Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas were affected from the incessant rains dumped by the cold front the past few days.

Airport operations at the Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City were also temporarily suspended on Wednesday due to damaged runway caused by persistent heavy rains.

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A total of P219,801 worth of assistance was provided to the affected families of Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao, the NDRRMC said.

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