Tulang

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Tulang is an island in the province of Cebu. Located east of Cebu Island and west of Leyte Island.

Tulang is a part of Barangay Esperanza in the municipality of San Francisco. The Tulang islet is known in the locality as Tulang Diot and that the other is Tulang Dako, which is part of the mainland San Francisco, Cebu.

It is one of the four Camotes Islands along with Poro Island, Ponson Island, and Pacijan Island. It is also the smallest of the four and is about 1.5 kilometers in length and 500 meters in width.[1]

Just before Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, the mayor of San Francisco ordered the evacuation of approximately 1,000 residents on the island to the main island of San Francisco. This was credited with saving their lives as the 500 houses on the island were completely destroyed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McElroy, Andy. "Evacuation saves whole island from Typhoon Haiyan" United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. 15 November 2013. http://www.unisdr.org/archive/35524 (Accessed 17 November 2013.)

Coordinates: 10°43′N 124°19′E / 10.717°N 124.317°E / 10.717; 124.317