An eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines in the Province of Batangas
occurred on January 12, 2020. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) subsequently issued an Alert Level 4, indicating that "a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. It was a phreatic eruption from the main crater that spewed ashes to Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and some parts of Central Luzon, resulting in the suspension of classes, work schedules, and flights.
On January 13, the provincial board of Batangas declared the province under a state of calamity following the eruption, ordering the evacuation of residents within a radius of 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the volcano. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs issued a situation report stating that an estimated number of 459,300 people are within the 14-kilometer danger zone. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council situational report, a total of 5,126 families or 21,945 individuals are taking shelter in 76 evacuation centers. More than 24,000 people were affected and electricity was cut in 7 municipalities and cities. The Talisay–Tagaytay Road in Calabarzon was temporarily closed because of the evacuation of the residents. Heavy ashfall reduced visibility to near zero in some parts of the Santa Rosa–Tagaytay Road. The Department of Social Welfare and Development also stated that there are 5,000 family food packs and sleeping kits on the way for distribution to the evacuation centers.
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