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Old 17th January 2020, 07:52 AM
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hey Gary D, you know as well as I know the weather is worse in the Phillipines since it is a 'narrow island. Yeah we have hurricanes, tornadoes and etc here. I have lived here for 68 years and never been around a tornado.

You need to compare apples to apples. We have 3600 miles across our country to get away from bad weather. Is it 3600 miles across the island there??????

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Definitely not art but perhaps apples need to be compared and compared correctly.
One can also go about their daily business and be hit by a bus tomorrow.

Australia is some 75%/80% of the size of the U.S. and if you want safe from natures fury in Oz you move to the centre, Bl*ody hot and a long way from east or west coast norms. South and North also. Extreme temps but none of what you mentioned, mostly lame and boring and those moving/living in those extremes are there for the bucks and care little for catastrophes.

Back to the bus scenario. When your number is up that's it, electricity or rampaging elephant appear to have a lot to answer for as well. Where in this world are we safe?
Home an happiness is where you find it, due diligence as always. Don't look back and go with your heart.

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I think the alert level has already drop from 4. As i see some videos lot of rescuing missions are on going specially for animals. Be safe everyone.
Hi James and welcome to the forum, good sentiments.

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well, I feel so sorry for the ones that have lost just about everything they had there. What will they do to survive this disaster there. They are already just surviving and now this.

Hope for the best for them.

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Unfortunately, the reality is that the poor people in the most danger should not have even been living where they are living. Living on the volcano island is supposedly banned, but somehow many people have been living there. I read that the volcanic soil is very fertile and the fishing is good.

The barangays on the edge of Taal lake shouldn't exist either. This is an active volcano and goes off every 50 years or so. Memories are very short. The government should not allow certain areas to repopulate after an eruption. The last big activity was from 1965 to 1977, 12 years! This one could still have a lot of danger left in it!
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Unfortunately, the reality is that the poor people in the most danger should not have even been living where they are living. Living on the volcano island is supposedly banned, but somehow many people have been living there. I read that the volcanic soil is very fertile and the fishing is good.

The barangays on the edge of Taal lake shouldn't exist either. This is an active volcano and goes off every 50 years or so. Memories are very short. The government should not allow certain areas to repopulate after an eruption. The last big activity was from 1965 to 1977, 12 years! This one could still have a lot of danger left in it!
did a lot of business in Taal...these are pics there of the volcano...the church has survived more than 500 yrs.....destroyed by volcano in 1754 and rebuilt in another location to survive still.
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Anyone know how far the exclusion zone extends? I was thinking about going back to Manila but would be driving up through Puerto Galleria to Batangus then on the SLEX back to Manila.

Is this route still open? Safe to travel?
Found another helpful link. https://hazardhunter.georisk.gov.ph
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Taal Volcano still spewed more ashes, according to the news eruption is not yet over. Take care you guys and make sure to wear an N95 mask if you are around Batangas or Tagaytay.
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I am approx. 25 KMs from Taal...we had black skies and about a 1/4 inch of ash. We cleaned up everything with a hose and soaking of the grass and flower gardens and it has rained lightly 2 times since the original ash fall so the roof is now cleared off. The no go zone was 14.8 KMs in radius of the volcano when it was a level four status. They have reduced it to a level 3 recently..people are returning but no one is legally allowed on the island itself. The boats of the fishermen have been confiscated by the Coast Guard and the fishermen have been threatened with arrest if they continue...they fished almost everyday...their argument is that they have been fishing for 50 years what else can they do? Something interesting is some of the suggestions coming from politicians of relocating everyone that lived in that same 14.8 KM radius. This amounts to relocating 12 towns and 2 cities - including Tagaytay City!!! They have estimated 60 Billion pesos to do that. I suspect if that comes to pass it will be far greater than 60B with all of the high end houses and hotels, restaurants and even a full blown mall. They will be plenty of heart ache if anyone expects to get FMV for their land and home...all governments define FMV so in that regard I hope that doesn't happen...unless the buy out is truly fair. In 1965 there were 1500 deaths associated with an angry Taal...so far only 4 deaths have been recorded and it seems that was aged folks with breathing issues or heart conditions which were exacebrated by the eruption...sad nonetheless

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