Sorsogon diocese appeals for families affected by Bulusan unrest

Sorsogon diocese appeals for families affected by Bulusan unrest

Situation at a village in the town of Juban, Sorsogon after the phreatic eruption of Bulusan Volcano on June 5, 2022. SORSOGON PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE

By CBCP News

June 6, 2022

Manila, Philippines

The Roman Catholic diocese of Sorsogon appealed for aid for the thousands affected by the phreatic eruption of Bulusan Volcano.

Caritas Sorsogon director Fr. George Fajardo said many residents are in need of basic essentials after the volcano spewed ash and stem about a kilometer into the sky on Sunday, causing ashfall on nearby towns.

“Beddings, masks, food packs, bottled water are the immediate needs in the evacuation centers plus respiratory meds/interventions,” Fajardo told Radio Veritas on Monday.

He said many of those directly affected by the ashfall are the villages in the towns of Juban and Irosin.

“The immediate danger is inhaling the ash. Hopefully, rain will come so that the ashes in the roofs and roads will be washed away,” Fajardo said.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised its alert on Bulusan to level 1, or low level volcanic unrest.

The agency also asked people to stay away from a 4-kilometer permanent danger zone around the volcano.

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