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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2012


PDRRMC releases disaster prone areas profile in Southern Leyte

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan 24 (PIA) -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) of Southern Leyte has already identified the disaster-prone areas in the province and released these to the people concerned.

According to PDRRMC consultant Jason Calva, Southern Leyte faces six risk factors like flooding, earthquake, tsunami, flashflood, heavy rains, and liquefaction.

Earthquake is imminent within the 25-kilometer danger zone along the Philippine fault zone that includes Silago, Sogod, Libagon, Hinunangan, Bontoc, Tomas Oppus, Malitbog, Padre Burgos, Limasawa, St. Bernard, San Juan, Hinundayan, Anahawan, Lilo-an, San Francisco, Pintuyan, and San Ricardo.

Tsunami may occur in the coastal villages of the Pana-on Island, namely Silago, Hinunangan, Hinundayan, and Anahawan, he said.

At least 10 municipalities with watershed system will be prone to flooding, these are: Silago, Hinundayan, San Juan, Saint Bernard, San Francisco, Sogod, Bontoc, Malitbog, Macrohon, and Maasin City.

Meanwhile, the landslide prone areas covers practically the 19 municipalities of Southern Leyte with the susceptibility rating as follows: 104 highly susceptible barangays, 142 moderately susceptible barangays, and 208 low susceptible barangays, Office of the Civil Defense – Southern Leyte Provincial Coordinator Marichu Tan reported.

Calva further reported that liquefaction hazard is highly possible along the national highway in Maasin City, Bontoc, Hinundayan, and Hinunangan. (PIA8/Southern Leyte)

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