SITUATION: Mt. Mayon, a 1 1/2-mile
volcano, erupted Thursday. Located 330-km southeast of Manila, the
eruption caused lava at temperatures above 1,000 degrees to ooze 3 1/2
miles down the mountain. As of noon Thursday, over 29,000 residents
in nearby villages evacuated the area and so far there are no reports of
RESPONSE: Partner organizations in the region continue to monitor the situation and will report any further developments to the CWS-Emergency Response Office.
Call the CWS HOTLINE for updates: (800) 297-1516, ext. 111.
For further information about disasters to which Church World Service is responding, contact CWS Emergency Response.
Telephone: (212) 870-3151
After-hours emergency pager: (800) 780-0853