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Thousands evacuated in CamSur due to Ambo

NAGA CITY --- Over 47,500 persons were evacuated in various towns in Camarines Sur as a preemptive measures before Typhoon “Ambo” hit some parts of the Bicol region on Friday, May 15, the police provincial office said.

Lt. Col. James Ronatay Jr., spokesperson of the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO) said that the police assisted local government units in the evacuation of some 16,301 families. He said these families consisted of 47,528 individuals housed in 650 evacuation centers across the province.

Ronatay said no casualty and injuries were reported as a result of the typhoon. There was no flooding and landslides that occurred and all major roads in the province were passable.

He said numerous school buildings were used as evacuation centers. Evacuees were separated from those under quarantine measures in some schools used as evacuation centers.

Physical distancing was implemented in evacuation centers in compliance with the health and security protocols.

He said the evacuation of vulnerable persons was successful due to the quick response of the CSPPO to the order the provincial government to assist LGU in the evacuation of residents prior to the typhoon.

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