Mayon Volcano’s Activity Could Last For Months, NDRRMC Says
NDRRMC has warned that Mayon Volcano’s activity could continue for several months citing previous eruptions of the volcano.
Mt. Mayon is currently under the alert level 4 after fountaining of lava and spewing ash plumes affecting the residents living near the volcano.
The public has been also warned to avoid from entering the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone (PDZ) and the 7-kilometer extended danger zone (EDZ).
Recently, the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) said that the residents of Legazpi, Albay displaced due to the eruption Mayon Volcano could stay in the evacuation centers up to three months.
NDRRMC spokesperson Romina Marasigan made the statement citing the previous eruptions of Mayon Volcano.
Renato Solidum, the director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the activity of Mt. Mayon could last for a month.
Nearly 70, 000 people are now staying in various evacuation centers in Albay. However, a number of evacuation centers in Legazpi are already congested.
The local government officials explained that assured that the food and water supplies are still enough for the evacuees for a month.
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