Taal Erupts: Health and Safety Tips during a Volcanic Eruption

Hours ago, the glorious and mesmerizing Taal volcano erupted, spewing ashes that reached the neighboring cities of Batangas, which is at the island of Luzon in the Philippines. As it happens, calls for evacuation have been made. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHlVOLCS) raised the alert level status of Taal to Level 4, which indicates a high level of volcanic unrest. Taal is now just a level away from hazardous eruption, which may happen within hours to days.

Cities near and even further away from Batangas city have canceled classes for tomorrow due to the ashfall. The Department Of Health also issued a health advisory to keep everyone aware and cautious.

Please be mindful and follow the precautionary measures, as pictured above.  Stay indoors if your area has no evacuation warnings. Volcanic gases and ashes contain hazardous elements. If you are asked to evacuate, do so.

Level 4: Latest alert level as of press time
Ashfall by 6:00 in the evening  outside our house in Bacoor, Cavite

It is also essential to stay tuned to news advisory to keep yourself informed.

Here are some photos of Taal before and after the eruption:

My niece posing with the Taal Volcano as background sometime before the eruption 

The beautiful Taal Lake looked calm before the heavy smokes started arising

Here, Taal volcano is a picture of mesmerizing beauty and danger awaiting

A cloud of smoke builds up atop the glorious Taal.

Photo Source: Mary Florence Fidel Via Facebook


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