Almost 800 individuals evacuated due to Kanlaon Volcano eruption

Almost 800 individuals evacuated due to Kanlaon Volcano eruption

MORE than 100 families or equivalent to about 796 individuals have been affected by the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano.

The said number is based on data released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as of 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 4.

The affected families are temporarily sheltering in eight evacuation centers.

Eight barangays, six cities or municipalities, two provinces, and two regions have been affected by the volcanic activity.

Due to this, the office of civil defense or OCD – NDRRMC has raised the “Blue” alert status in Negros Occidental in response to the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano.

According to the OCD, since Monday, they have been in close coordination with their regional counterparts in Western and Central Visayas regarding the latest situation and response operations.

Although the situation is considered “manageable” at the Local Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Office levels in the said regions, the national level is on full alert to provide necessary assistance and support.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is currently on red alert due to the potential worsening of the situation caused by the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano.

In connection with this, the PRC has deployed more than 100 volunteers, staff, assets, and various resources to Negros Oriental to facilitate the quick evacuation of residents.

Following this, the PRC is distributing face masks and food in evacuation centers in negros oriental and Negros Occidental.

The OCD-NDRRMC is urging affected residents to be vigilant and follow warnings and instructions from authorities for their safety.

Currently, Alert Level 2 is raised for Kanlaon Volcano and entry into the 4 km radius permanent danger zone is strictly prohibited.


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