TUGUEGARAO CITY, Feb 19 (PIA) -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) region 2 has released a series of warnings to residents in the mountain slopes for possible occurrence of landslide and for those in the low lying areas, for flashfloods.
Civil defense director Norma Talosig said the continuous rains affecting parts of Luzon caused by the tail end of the cold front could cause flashfloods and landslides.
Talosig said those living in the areas with high risk should take precautionary measures or evacuate now to avoid severe damages to lives and properties, especially to those who are staying in their fields believing it is already the start of summer forgetting quite soon that global warming has changed all that.
She further alerted all local disaster councils, especially in the barangays, to always prepare for any eventuality. All equipments, food packs, and other needs have also been prepared.
“We already mobilized our local disaster councils. The warnings were also issued to all of them so we believe they are already on alert mode especially in the landslide and flashflood prone areas in the region,” Talosig stated.
As of this time, scattered rainshowers still persist in the different parts of the region which started last Friday. Talosig stated that the tail end of the cold front may still persist a few more days. She further warned the public that the tail end of the cold front is one of the most disastrous natural calamity because of its unpredictability. (TCB/OTB/PIA-2)