Cavite LGUs evacuate residents in high-risk zones

Published November 1, 2020, 7:45 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

CAVITE — Various local government units (LGUs) in Cavite province evacuated their residents living in high-risk areas amid the onslaught of typhoon Rolly on Sunday, November 1.

(Photo courtesy of Alfonso Mayor Randy Salamat)

In Carmona, the municipal government evacuated 266 residents in hazard-prone areas. They’re currently waiting out the rainfall and gusty winds in seven designated evacuation centers around the town. 

Residents living in coastal barangays in Bacoor City have also been evacuated in various public schools around the city. The LGU is working to ensure that health protocols are being implemented in evacuation centers, including social distancing and wearing of face masks.

In Silang, around 35 families living near the river in Barangays Santol and Lalaan 2 have also been evacuated. The LGU is checking up on residents in Barangays Biga 1, Biga 2, and Adlas, which are also flood-prone areas.

Alfonso LGU fetched residents living in danger zones and took them to evacuation centers. The municipal government thanked those who helped cook hot meals for the evacuees.

According to Governor Jonvic Remulla, there are power outages in many parts of the province, but Meralco has assured that it is doing everything it can to bring the power back as soon as possible.

Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the provincial government declared Cavite under a state of calamity due to the impact of typhoon “Rolly.” Resolution No. 1618-2020 authorizes the utilization of P10-million from the quick response fund of 2020 Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund. The amount will be used to purchase relief goods and for other expenses related to the effect of the typhoon.

As per PAGASA’s 5 PM bulletin, the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal in Cavite was lowered from 4 to 3.