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RP raises tsunami alert in 19 provinces By Mario J. Mallari and Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/12/2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

RP raises tsunami alert in 19 provinces

By Mario J. Mallari and Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/12/2011

The government yesterday raised the tsunami alert in at least 19 provinces on the country’s eastern coast following a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off Japan.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the tsunami alert was raised around 2 p.m. and immediately relayed to local government units (LGUs) and other government agencies in the eastern seaboard of the country.

Among the provinces alerted were Batanes Islands, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Quezon, Aurora, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur.

NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos, however, maintained there is no need for evacuation of residents of the provinces..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110312hed3.html

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