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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Several Leyte towns conduct preemptive evacuation due to relentless rain

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 11 (PIA) -- Several areas in the province of Leyte conducted preemptive evacuation in the evening of January 10 as relentless rains increased to danger zone the water levels in the four Early Warning Stations, the Leyte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

At least four flood-prone barangays in the municipality of Palo, and three barangays in the municipality of Burauen, conducted preemptive evacuation of about 85 families.

In Palo, six families from Cogon, nine families from Cangumbang, eight families from Tacuranga, and six families from San Antonio were evacuated by the local DRRMC.

The latest information as of press time from the LPDRRMC is that few of the evacuees have gone home this morning but majority remains at the evacuation centers.

The LPDRRMC said that as of 9:00 a.m, the water level in Palo continued to rise from 0.50 meters to 0.60 meters, and it has been placed under Alert level 1.

Paul Mooney attributed the rising to the fact that Palo becomes the catch basin of water coming down from the watershed of Binahaan in Dagami and from Tingib in Pastrana. He said that the disaster council will continue to monitor the water level in Palo.

Meanwhile in the municipality of Burauen, 56 families from District 6, San Jose East, and San Jose West were evacuated to the community center.

At 5:00 p.m., the Leyte PDRRMC informed the PIA about the raising of the water levels to Alert Level 1 and called on the public and the local disaster councils to be vigilant against floods. The same was forwarded by PIA to the media outlets for dissemination.

Later, Leyte PDRRMC raised warning level 2 and advised LDRRMC of Palo, Tanauan and Dagami to conduct evacuation to highly vulnerable to identified flood prone areas. (PIA 8)

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