DSWD DROMIC Report #23 on the Taal Volcano Eruption as of 24 January 2020, 6PM

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Situation Overview

At 5:30 PM on 12 January 2020, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised Alert Level 4 over Taal Volcano indicating that hazardous eruption is possible within hours to days. In its 7:30 PM advisory on the same day, the agency reiterated total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and additional evacuation of areas at high-risk to pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami within a 14-kilometer radius from the main crater. PHIVOLCS warned that areas in the general north of Taal Volcano to stay alert against effects of heavy and prolonged ash fall.

Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 88,890 families or 345,972 persons were affected by the Taal Volcano phreatic eruption in Region CALABARZON (see Table 1).

II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
a. Inside Evacuation Centers

There are 37,445 families or 137,994 persons taking temporary shelter in 488 evacuation centers in Region CALABARZON (see Table 2).

b. Outside Evacuation Centers

There are 37,459 families or 145,680 persons currently staying with their relatives and/or friends (see Table 3).