Taal Volcano eruption: What we know about affected towns, cities

MANILA, Philippines (18th UPDATE) – Taal Volcano was downgraded to Alert Level 2 on Friday, February 14. It was under Alert Level 4 for two weeks after it first spewed ash on January 12, then was under Alert Level 3 for almost 3 weeks from January 26.

The eruption has so far affected at least 151,386 families or 584,236 persons in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Of this number, around 1,813 families or 6,666 persons remain in evacuation centers. Meanwhile, 52,641 families or 194,806 persons are outside evacuation centers or staying with relatives or friends.

As of January 19, the cost of agricultural damage rose to P3.22 billion from an earlier figure of P3.06 billion. Damage to infrastructure was also pegged at P192.98 million as of February 6.

Here are some details in each city and municipality, based on latest information from the NDRRMC's situation report as of 6 am Sunday, February 16.

Figures from previous NDRRMC situation reports are also logged below the list. 

The cities and municipalities below are arranged alphabetically. This will be updated as soon as new situation reports come in.

The NDRRMC noted that many towns and cities in Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and Central Luzon have hosted internally displaced persons (IDPs) from other areas.

The following towns and cities are within Taal's 14-kilometer (km) danger zone, which means they would be hit hardest in the event of a hazardous eruption:

The following sections of the Talisay-Laurel-Agoncillo Road are still not passable due to damaged pavement and due to the lockdowns in certain villages in Agoncillo and Laurel:

The following sections of the Tagaytay-Taal Lake Road are on lockdown as a safety precaution:

The province of Batangas as a whole received assistance from the Department of Education (DepEd) worth P31.864 million.

The lockdown has been lifted for Agoncillo, including the 3 villages near the permanent danger zone. This means residents may now return to their homes.

Families in Agoncillo have received assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) worth P64,113.80 and from the Department of Agriculture (DA) worth P903,500.

The lockdown has been lifted for Alitagtag, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Families in Alitagtag have received assistance from the DA worth P418,500.

Families in Balayan have received assistance from the DSWD worth P981,695.42 and from the Department of Health (DOH) worth P802,626.87.

Barangay Calawit, which is part of Balete in the Taal Volcano Island, is on permanent lockdown.

Families in Balete have received assistance from the DSWD worth P301,712 and from the DA worth P1.654 million.

Families in Batangas City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P1,538,207.86 and from the DepEd worth P280,000.

Families in Bauan have received assistance from the DSWD worth P1,048,449.20.

Families in Calaca have received assistance from the DSWD worth P192,341.40.

Families in Calatagan have received assistance from the DSWD worth P161,038.78.

The lockdown has been lifted for Cuenca, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Families in Cuenca have received assistance from the DSWD worth P150,856 and from the DA worth P250,000.

The lockdown has been lifted for Laurel, including the 3 villages near the permanent danger zone. This means residents may now return to their homes.

Power was restored in Laurel on January 17 at 5 pm.

Families in Laurel have received assistance from the DSWD worth P82,216.52 and from the DA worth P4,771,100.

The lockdown has been lifted for Lemery, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Power was restored in Lemery on January 17 at 5 pm.

Families in Lemery have received assistance from the DA worth P5.867 million.

The lockdown has been lifted for Lipa City, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Power has been restored in Lipa City since January 12, 7:30 pm.

Families in Lipa City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P1,306,022.14, from the DepEd worth P772,000, and from the DA worth P2,147,830.

Families in Mabini have received assistance from the DSWD worth P61,850.96.

The lockdown has been lifted for Malvar, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Power was restored in Malvar on January 14 at 4 pm.

Families in Malvar have received assistance from the DSWD worth P36,428.40 and from the DA worth P245,000.

The lockdown has been lifted for Mataasnakahoy, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Families in Mataasnakahoy have received assistance from the DSWD worth P167,056 and from the DA worth P545,000.

Families in Nasugbu have received assistance from the DSWD worth P95,416.42 and from the DA worth P1,778,520.

Families in Padre Garcia have received assistance from the DA worth P314,500.

Families in Rosario have received assistance from the DSWD worth P76,550.96.

Families in San Jose have received assistance from the DSWD worth P130,113.30 and from the DA worth P457,500.

Families in San Juan have received assistance from the DSWD worth P156,890.24.

Families in San Luis have received assistance from the DSWD worth P1,510,522.48.

Barangay Alas-as and Barangay Pulang Bato, which are part of San Nicolas in the Taal Volcano Island, are on permanent lockdown.

Families in San Nicolas have received assistance from the DA worth P832,000.

Families in San Pascual have received assistance from the DSWD worth P521,584.62.

The lockdown has been lifted for Santa Teresita, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Families in Santa Teresita have received assistance from the DSWD worth P94,285.

Families in Santo Tomas City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P1,238,386.50 and from the DA worth P327,000.

The lockdown has been lifted for Taal, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Families in Taal have received assistance from the DSWD worth P673,389.50 and from the DA worth P209,000.

Sitio Tabla and Barangay San Isidro, which are parts of Talisay in the Taal Volcano Island, are on permanent lockdown.

Power was restored in Talisay on January 14 at 5 pm.

Families in Talisay have received assistance from the DA worth P793,000.

The lockdown has been lifted for Tanauan City, which means residents may now return to their homes.

Power was restored in Tanauan City on January 14 at 5 pm.

Families in Tanauan City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P283,002, from the DepEd worth P4.292 million, from the local government unit (LGU) worth P11,498,744.61, and from the DA worth P557,560.

Families in Tuy have received assistance from the DSWD worth P72,033.74.

These areas hosted IDPs. Tagaytay City hosted both IDPs and its residents affected by the eruption.

The province of Cavite as a whole received assistance from the DepEd worth P680,000.

Families in Alfonso have received assistance from the DSWD worth P325,848.96.

Power was restored in Alfonso on January 17 at 9:30 am.

Power was restored in Amadeo on January 15 at 9:30 am.

Families in Amadeo have received assistance from the DSWD worth P98,056.40.

Families in Bacoor City have received assistance from the DepEd worth P20,000 and from the LGU worth P5 million.

Families in General Emilio Aguinaldo have received assistance from the DSWD worth P48,273.92.

Families in General Trias City have received assistance from the DepEd worth P240,000.

Power was restored in Indang on January 17 at 9:30 am.

Families in Indang have received assistance from the DSWD worth P16,670.50.

Families in Maragondon have received assistance from the DSWD worth P206,108.

Power was restored in Mendez on January 17 at 9:30 am.

Families in Naic have received assistance from the DSWD worth P25,005.75.

Power was restored in Tagaytay City on January 15 at 9:30 am.

Families in Tagaytay City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P101,827.80.

Families in Ternate have received assistance from the DSWD worth P11,366.25.

The following towns hosted IDPs.

The province of Laguna as a whole received assistance from the DepEd worth P140,000.

Families in Bay have received assistance from the DSWD worth P274,361.84.

Families in Biñan City have received assistance from the DepEd worth P20,000.

Power was restored in Cabuyao City on January 17.

Families in Cabuyao City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P201,392.76.

Power was partially restored in some barangays in Calamba City starting January 15.

Families in Calamba City have received assistance from the DepEd worth P60,000.

Cavinti

Cavinti experienced power interruption on January 15.

Kalayaan experienced power interruption on January 15.

Families in Nagcarlan have received assistance from the DOH worth P76,767.36.

San Pedro City experienced power interruption on January 13.

Families in San Pablo City have received assistance from the DSWD worth P253,147.30 and from the DepEd worth P20,000.

San Pedro City experienced power interruption on January 13.

Other areas

The following towns in Laguna experienced power interruption:

The following towns hosted IDPs.

Families in Candelaria have received assistance from the DSWD worth P378,875.

Families in Pitogo have received assistance from the LGU worth P50,400.

Families in San Antonio have received assistance from the DSWD worth P873,825.24.

Families in Tiaong have received assistance from the DSWD worth P61,850.96.

The following towns and city hosted IDPs.

The following cities hosted IDPs.

Metro Manila as a whole received assistance from the DOH worth P497,000.

The following provinces hosted IDPs.

Figures per NDRRMC report

The NDRRMC noted in its situation reports that the changes in figures "are due to ongoing validation and verification."

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