State of Calamity Declared in Batangas Due to Taal Eruption
BATANGAS – The province is now under a state of calamity following the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano.
Currently, one of the issues on top is the recent eruption of Taal Volcano. The said incident led to ashfall that may pose health risks not only to humans but even to animals and other living things.
In fact, pet owners were advised to keep their animals indoors for their safety as well. The people are also suggested to wear a close mask to prevent inhaling the ashes.
Sadly, amid the unfortunate situation, there are those who took advantage of it. Some individuals allegedly sold the masks at prices that are several folds compared to its usual price.
One of those that are greatly affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano is Batangas. Unfortunately, aside from the severe ashfall experienced by the place, consecutive earthquakes have also affected the area.
In line with what is currently happening in the province, several companies, local governments, and schools have declared the suspension of work and classes. The residents who do not need to evacuate would better stay indoors to avoid the ashfall.
Based on a recent report on ABS-CBN News, a state of calamity has already been declared in Batangas. Speaking to ANC, Governor Hermilando Mandanas expressed that everyone is stress now due to the situation.
According to him, they’re preparing and praying as well as preparation won’t be enough. Based on the report, the Governor expressed that they have prepared earlier with the assistance of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
Gov. Mandanas said that they have already built and prepared the evacuation centers before the Taal Volcano reached Level 2 and 3. Classes were also suspended and no one was on high risk areas amid the monitoring of the Taal Volcano.