OCD officials monitoring Mayon Volcano slopes

November 8, 2013 11:03 am 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 on Friday announced that it is monitoring the slopes of Mayon Volcano for the possible flow of pyroclastic material due to powerful winds and heavy rain from super typhoon "Yolanda".

Radio reports said OCD Region 5 officials made this statement after noting that heavy rain may loosen lahar deposits.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology earlier issued a similar warning about the possibility of pyroclastic material being loosened by the rain.

"Yolanda" made landfall over Guiuan in Eastern Samar before 5 a.m. Friday and was projected to cross several provinces before exiting the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday.

As of 6 a.m. Friday, strong winds caused electric posts to collapse in Polangui town in Albay.

Many motorists were stranded due to rain and strong winds brought by "Yolanda". (PNA)



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