BREAKING! Hail storm hits Makilala, evacuation tents collapse

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MAKILALA, North Cotabato —- A hail storm hit this quake devastated town following sudden heavy downpour with strong winds late Monday afternoon, November 11.

The strong winds blew some of the tents built in evacuation centers for families affected the series of earthquakes.

North Cotabato Vice Gov. Shirlyn Macasarte said the affected evacuation centers are those in Barangay Poblacion Elementary School, Saguing Elementary School, Mindanao Institute of Science and Technology compound and Santos Lands evacuation site.

The evacuation center at Santos Land in Makilala, North Cotabato.-Photo Courtesy: Vice Governor Shirlyn Macasarte

“We are preparing to relocate our evacuees affected by the (hail) storm,” Macasarte said.

The sudden downpour which lasted for only about 15 minutes toppled down trees beside the highway in Barangays Saging and Malasila.

Barangays Saging and Malasila are among the evacuation sites for the earthquake victims.-Edwin Fernandez

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