Friday, November 23, 2007

Mayon Volcano, Philippines - John Seach

Typhoon Mitag is heading for the Bicol region of the Philippines, raising the possibility of lahars and landslides at Mayon volcano. The typhoon is 400 km east of Bicol region and is expected to make landfall Saturday morning. Boulders and ash from eruptions at Mayon volcano last year may be washed down the slopes of the volcano if heavy rains fall in the region. Rain from Typhoon Durian last December produced lahars which killed 1200 people. So far this week, 26,142 people have been evacuated from 12 towns and cities in Albay Province. The army and police are preparing to evacuate another 200,000 people in the Bicol region. Residents are being evacauted from the base of Mayon volcano.
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