Here’s all you need to know about staying safe in the #TaalAshfall

Here’s all you need to know about staying safe in the #TaalAshfall

- in Philippines

Since Taal Volcano erupted early Sunday afternoon, citizens across CALABARZON, Region 3, and Metro Manila have been scrambling to protect themselves from the ashfall.

Classes across Metro Manila, CALABARZON and Region 3 have been suspended for Monday, January 13. Government offices will also be closed for work.

Thankfully, the internet and social media have proven themselves to be incredibly useful information sharing tools during crisis times. This occasion is no exemption – social media has been flooded with countless memes and viral posts advising netizens on what to do.

Here are those posts, sourced from various government agencies and concerned individuals.

From the DOH
From the Philippine Red Cross
From Speaker of the House Alan Peter Cayetano
From DOST-Region V
From DOST-Region V
From the World Health Organization

Volcanic ashfall is being spread far across Luzon through cloud and wind movement. The particles, which contain silicon, can be damaging to property and hazardous to health.

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