FAST FACTS: Dolores, Eastern Samar
MANILA, Philippines – What kind of town is Dolores in Eastern Samar, where Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) made its first landfall on Saturday evening, December 6?
Dolores is a 3rd-class municipality along the northern coast of Eastern Samar, facing the Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 37,912 in 46 barangays, based on the 2010 census. It has a land area of 308.58 sq km.
It is the 3rd most populous town in Eastern Samar, after the capital Borongan City and Guiuan (where Super Typhoon Yolanda made its first landfall in November 2013). (IN PHOTOS: Dolores, Eastern Samar evacuates before Ruby landfall)
Major sources of livelihood in Dolores include farming and fishing, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VIII.
The mayor of Dolores town is Emiliana Villacarillo of the Liberal Party.
In its latest bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said that Ruby packs maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center, and gustiness of up to 210 km/h. The storm is seen moving west, with heavy to torrential rainfall expected within its 600-km diameter.
The typhoon is associated with strong winds and storm surges of up to 4.5 meters as it makes landfall, PAGASA added. – Rappler.com