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Surviving Mayon's ashfall

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM

More than 70,000 people have been evacuated in Albay province as the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council issued a warning to locals residing within the 9-kilometer extended danger zone of Mayon Volcano.  

Alert Level 1 was issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology  on January 14 after the active volcano showed seismic activity and released a greyish steam and ash plume from its vent.

Alert level 4 was raised on Monday, January 22 with Mayon's eruption at noontime causing ashfall in Guinobatan, Ligao and nearby towns.

Government authorities were forced to suspend classes and advised residents to stay indoors as they anticipate for a more hazardous eruption.

Damage to farmlands were initially pegged at P160 million  as ash covered rice fields and other plantations.

Here are select images of how Mayon’s eruption affects  lives in Albay.

People watch the eruption of Mayon Volcano from the main highway in Guinobatan, Albay on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People watch the eruption of Mayon Volcano from the main highway in Guinobatan, Albay on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Life goes on for residents of Guinobatan in Albay as Mayon Volcano releases ash continuously on Wednesday morning. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A woman cares for her child inside an evacuation center in Guinobatan as ashfall hits the town in Albay moments after Mayon Volcano erupted on Wednesday morning. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People wear masks at the Guinobatan Elementary to protect themselves from the ashfall as Mayon Volcano releases ash plume on Wednesday morning. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People wear masks at the Guinobatan Elementary school as ashfall covers Guinobatan Albay as the Mayon Volcano unleashes ash plumes on Wednesday morning. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People wear masks as they seek shelter at the Guinobatan Elementary following the eruption of Mayon Volcano on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People wear masks as they seek shelter at the Guinobatan Elementary following the eruption of Mayon Volcano on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A farmer inspects his farm as ashfall covers Guinobatan, Albay. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Children walk along a street in Guinobatan amid ashfall following another eruption of Mayon Volcano on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News