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Philippines: NDCC update re mudflows at Irosin, Sorsogon 22 Oct 2007

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1. Situation Overview

- Bulusan volcano's seismic network during the past 24 hours recorded nine (9) volcanic earthquakes. Steam emission from the crater and active vents was generally wispy all throughout.

- Alert Level 1 remains in effect over the volcano.No entry within the 4-km radius permanent danger zone (PDZ) is strongly restricted because sudden hazardous explosions are likely to affect this area.

- On October 16, 2007, lahar flow occurred in Irosin, Sorsogon affecting 187 families 1754 persons in Barangays Cogon, Monbon and Mapaso.

- The affected families as of reporting time are still in the following evacuation centers:

Barangays
Evacuees
Evacuation Centers
Brgy Cogon 134 families/521 persons Gallanosa National High School
Brgy Monbon 18 families/ 70 persons Casa Bliss Building
Brgy Mapaso 35 families/163 persons Barangay Hall

- The estimated cost of damages to properties is P25 million : P5 M houses; P10 M agriculture; P1 M bridges; P4 M dikes and P5 M silted irrigation dam