The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday that plants and livestock in Taal island are already dead after the Taal Volcano’s eruption on Sunday.
On Tuesday morning, some residents of the island went back to Barangay Calauit in Balete, Batangas (volcano island) for the first time since the eruption. They evacuated Sunday. When they got back, they found that there isn’t anything left.
The ash has covered virtually the entire island. Most of the houses are blanketed by volcanic ash and animals were found dead. They were just there to salvage whatever’s left of their personal belongings and farm animals.
Here’s a shot from Balete PNP last January 13.
According to ABS-CBN, about 18,000 residents from the towns around Taal were evacuated. The residents were the first to be evacuated and the animals followed.
NDRRMC spokesman Mark Timbal told the public to monitor the official social media pages of NDRRMC, Phivolcs, and Office of the Civil Defense and warned everyone to be vigilant of hoaxes.
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