Monday, January 19, 2015

Remain in evacuation centers or safe shelters despite improving weather -- Albay official advises
By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 18 (PNA) -- A top disaster response official of Albay has asked those in the evacuation centers and temporary safe shelters to remain there and not to go home yet despite the already-improving weather condition after tropical storm "Amang" affected but did not directly hit the province.

Dr. Cedric Daep, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office, made the strong advice through local radio and television stations as typhoon signal number one, he said, is still raised in the province.

Daep said the threats of flooding and landslides are high, especially in the first and third districts of Albay.

He said the reported flooding in several barangays in Legazpi City was due to the rains brought by Amang, coupled by high tide.

The APSEMO head said the floods would eventually subside once the typhoon leaves the Bicol Region.

Daep said his office is still awaiting for reports on damages coming from the various local government units of the province. (PNA) CTB/FGS/NIM/CBD/