Quirino on blue alert for typhoon 'Ompong'

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, Sept. 13 (PIA)—Though the sun was up the whole day yesterday, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) has already raised the alert level from white to blue since 12:00 noon Wednesday.

Governor Junie Cua, PDRRMC chairman has ordered all municipal disaster councils to undertake all measures to prepare the residents against the possible effects typhoon Ompong which is expected to make a landfall over northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday.

Cua also alerted all  the disaster councils from the provincial down to the barangay levels to mobilize their disaster response and rescue teams to brace against the worst effects of the typhoon.

The Governor also advised residents in low-lying areas, along the rivers and in landslide-prone areas to take precautionary actions and effect pre-emptive evacuation if necessary to prevent casualties that maybe caused by  Typhoon Ompong.

The provincial and municipal operation centers monitor on a 24-hour basis and upadate residents on the latest typhoon forecast from the state weather bureau.

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To augment the supplies of the municipal DRRMCs, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) has already prepositioned food packs in areas that are usually isolated due to floods and landslide.

Since 11:00 pm yesterday, the PDRRMC chairman has  already  cancelled  classes in all levels in public and private schools today (September 13) and tomorrow (September 14). (MDCT/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)


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