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Entire Island Could Be ‘Obliterated’ During Eruption, Taal Volcano Residents Must Move Out Permanently


“BATANGAS CITY— The chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has urged the local government here to start drawing up a long-term relocation plan for people living on Taal Volcano as he warned that the entire volcano island could be ‘obliterated’ in case of an eruption.

‘Sometimes nature will prevail, the people have to leave so why not invest now in the long term to avoid [endangering] people’s lives,’ Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum told a meeting of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council of Batangas on Monday.”  Read more.

 

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