Preventive evacuation : 40 families evacuated in Lapu-Lapu

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | February 21,2021 - 03:38 PM

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan meets with stranded individuals at Angasil Port in Barangay Mactan. The city has provided meals for them. | Lapu-Lapu PIO

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has already imposed preventive evacuation to 40 families in three barangays here.

Annabeth Cuizon, head of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), said that 28 families in Barangay Baring, Olango Island were evacuated to the Baring Elementary School.

She added that Barangay Buaya has evacuated six families and six families were also evacuated in Barangay Pajo. The evacuees were housed in their barangay’s gymnasiums.

Cuizon said that they already distributed food packs and meals to the evacuees in Barangays Pajo and Buaya, while evacuees in Barangay Baring only received food packs.

“Lisod man kaayo ilabang didto tungod sa dagkong bawod. Maong food packs ra atong nahatag nila,” Cuizon said.

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She also said that they only coordinated with Baring barangay officials in distributing the food packs, by taking goods at some stores in Olango Island, with the city government paying for those goods.

Each evacuee has received five kilos of rice, 15 pieces of canned goods, 5 pieces of instant noodles, and 5 pieces of powdered milk.

Cuizon said that currently, they still have 3,000 relief goods on standby at the Hoops Dome.

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The Lapu-Lapu City government is implementing the preventive evacuation with tropical storm Auring expected to pass the northern part of Cebu on Monday.

Meanwhile, CSWDO has also recorded 400 individuals who got stranded at Angasil Port in Barangay Mactan.

Cuizon said that the CSWDO had also distributed food meals to the stranded individuals.

“Pero nakalabang na silang tanan, human nga dunay gihangyo nga fastcraft si Mayor nga gipabiyahe ra sab sa Coast Guard,” she said.

(But they had already been ferried home after they requested to the mayor to allow a fastcraft to ferry them home with permission from the Coast Guard as well.) /dbs

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TAGS: Angasil Port, Baring, Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City, Olango, Pajo, preventive evacuation, stranded passengers

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