Residents of Merville, Parañaque evacuated due to Typhoon Ulysses

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 12 2020 01:35 AM

MANILA - Residents of Brgy. Merville, Parañaque started to arrive at the Merville Park covered court before midnight Thursday as part of a preemptive evacuation as Typhoon Ulysses threat loomed.

Barangay chairman Edgar Caballero said 100 families living beside creeks in Sitio Manggahan 1 and Barcelona had been transferred.

Merville has 5 designated evacuation sites. Parañaque city officials provided modular tents, while the barangay covered the cost of feeding the evacuees.

Elisa Amuyan, 87, left her nipa hut in Manggahan 1 as early as 4 p.m.

The modular tent at the evacuation site is bigger than her house, she said.

Caballero told ABS-CBN News that one of the major challenges officials were facing was enforcement of minimum health standards at evacuation centers, with one modular tent allocated per family due to the limited number of tents.

He said Merville only has 5 active cases of COVID-19.

Besides face masks, barangay officals will distribute extra face shields to evacuees.