Bohol Coastal Villages Ordered Evacuated

December 4, 2014 — Residents of coastal villages in Bohol province were ordered evacuated Wednesday evening before Typhoon Hagupit could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

State-run Philippine Information Agency reported several coastal barangays in Lila town were covered by the evacuation order.

The PIA said the residents were ordered to go to upland areas.

Among the barangays covered by the order are Taug, Tiguis, Lomanoy, Catugasan, Poblacion Nagsulay, Bonkokan Ubos, Malinao East, and Banban.

Biliran residents line up to buy gasoline

Residents in Biliran Island started lining up at gas stations Wednesday afternoon to buy fuel ahead of Typhoon Hagupit’s expected entry to the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday.

Photos posted on social media by the Biliran Island government showed several residents lining up at one gas station.

Several areas in Biliran suspended classes for Thursday or Friday in anticipation of bad weather conditions from Hagupit.

Tacloban ‘evacuation’

In Tacloban City, radio dzBB quoted the group “One Tacloban” as saying many were taking rides out of Tacloban City.

Tacloban had been hit hard by super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last year.

One Tacloban founder Jeff Manibay said many of those leaving the city were scared.

But National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director Alexander Pama said these residents are likely heading to safer ground. - GMA News

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