Munti braces for Ompong onslaught, monitors Laguna Bay water rise


MUNTINLUPA CITY, Sept. 13 (PIA)–The City Government here braces for onslaught of Typhoon Ompong which is expected to make landfall in Northern Luzon, Saturday morning, September 15.

As Ompong accelerates while maintaining its strength on Thursday morning, Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi called for a meeting instructing members of the local Disaster Management Council to heighten alert in the city especially at low-lying barangays situated along Laguna de Bay.

Fresnedi ordered for a 24/7 monitoring of weather conditions and water level rise in Laguna de Bay. The local exec also instructed barangay Disaster Councils to prepare evacuation areas in cases of emergency.

 

 

Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Erwin Alfonso said the local response team has been put on red alert and rescue operations equipment have been prepared. Relief goods have already been stacked up at Muntinlupa Resiliency Building for distribution, if need arises.

Alfonso added that the local Disaster Council convened advertising firms to roll down billboards along South Luzon Expressway and other areas in the city. MCDRRMO also met with representatives of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and Maynilad to assess access of utilities during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong.

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The local government reminded residents to take appropriate preparations and to monitor latest weather bulletins from local the Disaster Council and PAG-ASA.

For emergency concerns, Muntinlupa residents may contact the following numbers: (0927) 257 9332 / (0921) 542 7123 / (02) 925 4351 / (02) 862 2664 or monitor updates at fb.com/officialMuntinlupacity and fb.com/MCDRRMO.

 

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