More than 1,000 individuals evacuated due to Kanlaon Volcano eruption—NDRRMC

More than 1,000 individuals evacuated due to Kanlaon Volcano eruption—NDRRMC

THE eruption of Kanlaon Volcano has affected more than four hundred families, equivalent to over one thousand individuals.

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

The affected families are currently taking shelter in 11 evacuation centers.

From eight, the number of affected barangays has increased by ten, bringing the total to eighteen.

Six cities or municipalities, two provinces, and two regions remain affected by the volcano’s eruption.

Philippine Air Force on high alert due to Kanlaon Volcano eruption

Meanwhile, the Philippine Air Force, in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 7 and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6, has assisted in the areas affected by the eruption of Kanlaon Volcano.

These agencies are conducting Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA).

The Air Force is using a Bell 412 and a UH-1H helicopter in the RDANA mission, aiming to assess the situation in affected areas such as Moises Padilla, La Carlota, La Castellana, Bago City, and Canlaon City in Negros Occidental.

This operation is crucial in gathering information and visuals to determine the damage and needs of the affected areas.

Due to the situation and in line with the Air Force’s commitment to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), their Disaster Response Team Units (DRTUs), fixed-wing aircraft, and rotary-wing helicopters have been placed on high alert status.

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

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