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14,000 families to be evacuated in Camarines Norte amid Ulysses' threat


The government of Camarines Norte is set to evacuate around 14,000 families as it aimed to have "zero casualty" in the province while bracing for Typhoon Ulysses.

Daet, its provincial capital, was seen experiencing heavy winds and rains on Tuesday afternoon, according to a GMA News TV Live report by Saleema Refran. 

Winds and rains were even heavier in coastal areas, where forced evacuation of residents was already held.

One such area is Barangay Bagasbas, which is having big waves, as well as other critical areas in the province.

Police mobiles are meanwhile going back and forth to conduct evacuation operations as they follow health protocols.

Children, senior citizens and women were prioritized and brought to evacuation centers.

Although not completely devastated by Super Typhoon Rolly, the provincial government of Camarines Norte said it is aiming for zero casualty for Typhoon Ulysses.

Coastal areas, riverbanks, water channels and landslide-prone areas are continuously being monitored by the provincial government.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 was raised over Camarines Norte as of 11 a.m. —Jamil Santos/KG, GMA News

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