MANILA -- The local government of Tanauan in Leyte will start building tent houses for its residents on Thursday.
According to Tanauan Mayor Pel Tecson, they will build tent houses near the church in Barangay Poblacion, as well as in Barangay Canramos and Pago.
The temporary shelters will house around 10,600 families, who lost their houses to typhoon 'Yolanda'.
There are no evacuation centers in Tanauan, and residents are staying in makeshift shanties to protect them from the elements.
The mayor also appeals for tarpaulins to be used for building the tents.
The local government of Tanauan will pass a resolution declaring all coastal barangays in town as "no-build zones" to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.
A curfew from 10 p.m to 4 a.m. has also been implemented in town.
Around 1,200 people have died in Tanauan due to 'Yolanda', including three firemen who were washed away by the flood as they were on their way to rescue other people. -- with reports from Dennis Datu, dzMM