Isabela to inaugurate Php27-M typhoon-proof evacuation center on Wednesday

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The newly-completed two-storey evacuation center built in Isabela will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

Atty. Constante Foronda, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, said the typhoon-proof building with complete facilities was finally completed this year after it started construction in 2015.

The evacuation center located near the Isabela Sports Complex in Isabela is the first in the region, which can accommodate hundreds of evacuees.

The Php27 million fund for the construction of the said building came from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of interior and Local Government (DILG) and from the provincial government of Isabela.

The building has two offices, communal kitchen, comfort rooms, delivery rooms, breastfeeding area, mini-pharmacy, quarters and other facility inside the evacuation center.

Foronda said there are two more evacuation centers that are being constructed at the two coastal towns of Isabela.

The local disaster risk reduction management official has urged all local government units in the province to prioritize the construction of such facility to be used before, during and after calamities that may affect the province. PNA/