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Taal eruption disrupts 7,000 families

Sundy Locus



Some 7,000 families were affected by Sunday’s phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported Tuesday.

In its 6 a.m. bulletin, the NDRRMC said that a total of 6,891 families or 30, 423 individuals were affected in Cavite and Batangas with 4,175 families or 18,187 people taking temporary shelter.

A total of 118 evacuation centers were set up in various areas in the Calabarzon Region including Lian, Alitagtag and Sto. Tomas in Batangas province.

Three road sections—Tanauan-Talisay-Tagaytay Road, Tagaytay-Taal Lake Road and Tagaytay-Talisay Road—were closed due to the ashfall.

The Tagaytay-Talisay and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay sections have been re-opened as of Tuesday morning.

Work and classes remained suspended in Calabarzon (Region IV-A) while the entire province of Batangas is under a state of calamity.

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