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Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

September 12, 2017 9:23 AM
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Evacuations are ongoing in flood- and landslide-prone areas in Quezon, Rizal, Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite

Evacuations are also ongoing in flood- and landslide-prone areas in Taytay in Rizal, Nasugbu in Batangas, Los Baños and Calamba in Laguna, and in some parts of Cavite, according to Marasigan.

In Rizal, 24 evacuation centers were opened for displaced families in Taytay, Morong, San Mateo, Teresa, and Angono towns, DSWD-Calabarzon reported. At least 141 families sought refuge at the Hapay na Mangga Elementary School in Taytay.

Over in Bicol, 8 families from Sitio Contod Guinacutan, Vinzons town in Camarines Norte were brought to the Vinzons Pilot High School for safety.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) earlier advised concerned LGUs to follow measures outlined in the disaster preparedness manual Oplan Listo.

Oplan Listo provides mayors and other local disaster management agencies a checklist that enumerates what should be done before, during, and after typhoons. Minimum critical activities that LGUs should be enforcing in affected areas include preemptive and forced evacuations.

Around 450 passengers were stranded in Bicol, most of them in Tabaco City, according to local officials.

Source: rappler.com

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