In photos: Tagaytay City wakes up with thick ashfall caking landscape after Taal eruption

Thick layers of ashfall can be seen covering this grassy area in Tagaytay City on Monday morning, Jan. 13 after Taal volcano started to spew ash plumes and continues its eruptive activity. (Photo by Earlo Bringas, Eagle News Service)
Thick ashfall turns into caky sticky mud covering roads and all surface areas in Tagaytay City after the eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Photo taken on Monday morning, Jan. 13 by Eagle News Service reporter Earlo Bringas (Eagle News Service)


(Eagle News) — Tagaytay City woke up on Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2020 to a new gray muddy covered landscape because of thck ashfall from Taal Volcano’s eruption.

The thick ashfall covered the usually green landscape of this picturesque city with gray muddy caky volcanic ash that showed no signs of abating as Taal continues its intense volcanic activity.

Roads, vegetation and rooftops are all covered with thick layers of gray ashfall which according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) could be dangerous to health if inhaled.

Phivolcs has advised affected residents to wear N95 grade masks or to cover their faces, particularly the mouth and nose with wet towels or wet cloths.