Evacuees from Legazpi can go home as city cleared for decampent, Mayor Rosal says


Barangays of Legazpi that were earlier asked to evacuate have already been cleared from decampment as Mayon Volcano no longer poses threat to areas beyond 6 kilometer permanent danger zone, Mayor Noel Rosal said.

Mayor Rosal said that as of 3 pm yesterday, Legazpi residents in evacuation centers can now go back to their homes.

“[D]uring the briefing this morning presided by sec harry roque: phivolcs director, usec renato solidum informed the mayors and media that based on the activities of mt.mayon measured by their office does not pose danger beyond the 6km permanent danger zone,” Mayor Rosal said.

According to the mayor, only barangays located in the 7 kilometer extended danger zone “shall continue to be in the evacuation centers”

“[C]onsidering that our bgys are within the 8-9 km extended danger zone, Legazpi city was already cleared for decampment as of 3pm [yesterday],” the mayor said.

However, the mayor also cautioned his constituents to prepare just in case the Alert Status of mayon will be raised to Alert Level 4.

“mga kababayan balik muna sila sa kani kanilang bahay sa ngayon.salamat sa lahat ng mga tumulong pero patuloy pa din ang paghanda natin sakaling magpatuloy ito,” said Mayor Rosal.

Latest bulletin from Phivolcs said that Mayon remains at Alert Level 3.

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