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Gov’t to look for alternative areas for evacuees

Displaced Filipinos sleep inside a room of the evacuation center after Mount Mayon volcano flows lava fountains and ash flumes in Legazpi city, Albay province, south of Manila, Philippines January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

The government is looking for alternative places where evacuees from the province of Albay can stay amidst the continuous eruptions of Mt. Mayon.

During the full council meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Camp Aguinaldo, Cedric Daep of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office revealed that they are asking for residents far from the danger zone to take in evacuees.

Most of the evacuees are currently staying in schools, preventing it from being used by students.

In the side of the NDRRMC, Executive Director Ricardo Jalad revealed that they are looking into bringing the evacuees to multi-purpose centers.

From the previous 84,000 evacuees, the government only needs to provide for the necessities of 67,000 residents who are affected by the volcanic activities of Mayon.

Alert Level No. 4 remains raised over the active volcano and it is expected to have hazardous eruptions in the following days.

 

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