Talisay evacuees told to go home

By: Melissa Q. Cabahug July 07,2015 - 01:11 AM
NO MOVING OUT. Settlers staying along a seawall in sitio Mahayahay, barangay Cansojong, Talisay City watch the waves crash near their homes as they remain determined to wait it out until the weather clears.(CDN/LITO TECSON)

NO MOVING OUT. Settlers staying along a seawall in sitio Mahayahay, barangay Cansojong, Talisay City watch the waves crash near their homes as they remain determined to wait it out until the weather clears.(CDN/LITO TECSON)

THE Talisay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) ordered all evacuees to go home after lunch yesterday following reports that the weather will clear by tomorrow.

Christopher Estrabon, CDRRMO head, said there are indications that there won’t be a storm surge due to heavy rains after the state weather bureau Pagasa reported that tropical storm “Egay” will leave the country on Wednesday.

BACKSTORY: Some families stay as waves sweep homes

He said 52 families were displaced since last Saturday noon until yesterday.

But only 12 or 37 persons from barangay Cansojong and four families or 20 persons in barangay Tanke stayed at the Talisay City Sports Complex and Tanke barangay hall.

About 84 families from the seven coastal barangays of Pooc, Biasong, Tanke, San Roque, Dumlog, Cansojong and Poblacion were affected by the huge waves that hit the coastline last Saturday and Sunday.

The Talisay City Social Welfare and Development Office earlier said there were 14 houses that were washed out and over 50 houses damaged by the big waves. Relief goods were given to the affected families.

Estrabon said barangays Jaclupan, Tapul, Manipis, Maghaway and Camp 4 and urban areas in barangays Dumlog, Cansojong, Linao, Poblacion and Lawaan 2 are prone to flooding and landslide during heavy rains.

In case of floods and waves, he said evacuees will stay at identified evacuation centers like Mohon Elementary School and Mohon National High School, Talisay City Sports Complex, Talisay City Central School and Talisay City Science High School, Tabunok Elementary School, and among others.

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