Capiz prepares for typhoon ‘Ompong’

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Sept. 14 (PIA) — Classes in both public and private schools in some parts of Capiz were suspended today, September 14, in anticipation of the adverse effects of typhoon “Ompong.”

Roxas City mayor Angel Alan Celino has issued the directive in the afternoon of September 13 “due to the possible occurrence of flashfloods in low-lying areas and persistent heavy to moderate rains on September 14” brought about by typhoon Ompong.

The mayors of Panitan, President Roxas, Pilar, Maayon, Ivisan, Pontevedra, Dao and Cuartero, who are the chairpersons of their respective Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, have likewise suspended the classes in their respective locality.

Various local government units and concerned national government agencies in Capiz were earlier alerted by Capiz Governor Antonio Del Rosario to prepare for the said typhoon by convening the LGU’s DRRMCs.

The Provincial DRRMO led by Esperedion Pelaez has also called for the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) meeting with concerned agencies for preparation and possible deployment.

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He also urged the LDRRM Officers from the different localities here to get ready and preposition all that are necessary for rescue, response and relief operation.

On the other hand, Provincial Manager Jose Pacificador of the National Food Authority here has assured the public that there is a sufficient stock of NFA rice for the calamities and emergencies here.

He also said that the NFA has prepositioned rice at NFA Roxas City for LGUs with standing Memorandum of Agreement on Rice Loan with their agency.

Meanwhile, local government officials here have called on their constituents, particularly those in coastal areas and low-lying areas, to be prepared, alert and vigilant amidst the effects of typhoon “Ompong” for their safety. (LTP/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)

Source: PIA Feed