Disaster-resilient evacuation center constructed in Aurora town
A disaster-resilient evacuation center in Dipaculao town in Aurora province is now operational, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Aurora District Engineering Office.
The P7.7-million facility located in Barangay Gupa will serve as a temporary shelter for residents who will be displaced in times of calamities, the DPWH said in a Philippine News Agency report.
District engineer Roderick Andal said the construction of an evacuation center in the area was prioritized to strengthen emergency response and recovery efforts of the local government during calamities.
“The disaster-resilient evacuation center has an evacuation space that can accommodate residents in case they will be needing a safer place during the occurrence of strong typhoons, severe flooding, and other calamitous events that could threaten their lives,” Andal said in a social media post on Wednesday.
In the report, the official said the newly completed evacuation center is designed specifically to be disaster-resilient to ensure that everyone in the area is protected.
It has a separate toilet and bathroom for men and women, as well as a laundry area, water tank, and pump generator room to ensure 24-hour water supply. It also has a comfortable sleeping area for evacuees.
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