100,000 folk evacuated in CamSur

NAGA CITY---Over 100,000 people in several Camarines Sur towns were evacuated by local officials before Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ hit the province.

Evacuated to safety were 107,397 individuals living in flood and landslide prone areas in several towns of the province, the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO) said.

The data provided to Bicol Mail by Police Master Sergeant Bella Tabirao of CSPPO show the total of evacuees of the following municipalities from the 1st and 2nd Districts of the province, is as follows: 29, 917 persons evacuated consisting 625 persons in Del Gallego; 161, Sipocot; 146, San Fernando; 1,886, Pamplona; 9,449, Libmanan; 7, 362, Minalabac; 5, 266, Cabusao; 4,572, Pasacao; and 450, Gainza.

In Rinconada Area, some 15,550 persons were brought to different evacuation centers, broken down as follows: 2, 646 in Buhi; 3, 724, Balatan; 2, 623, Baao; 1, 731, Bato; 1, 502, Nabua; and 3, 324, Iriga City.

Evacuees in Partido Area totaled to 29, 983 persons, consisting of: 1, 277 in Siruma; 1,600, Sagñay; 11, 966, Tinambac; 5, Presentacion; 9, 352, Caramoan; 4, 663, Tigaon; 1, 405, Lagonoy; 2, 362, San Jose; 5, 337, Garchitorena; and 1, 368, Goa.

In the 3rd District of the province, there were 22, 855 evacuees consisting of: 1, 081 in Magarao; 1, 092, Bombon; 42, Camaligan; 1, 470, Calabanga; 3, 881, Canaman; 3, 862, Pili; and 11, 427, Ocampo.

The police said there was one casualty in Libmanan town but the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said those who reportedly died in the towns of Libmanan, Calabanga, Pili, and Bato during the storm, are not yet considered typhoon casualties.