CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga(PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) convened for a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment meeting in preparation for super typhoon ‘Mawar’ that will be named “Betty” once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Governor James S. Edduba, the PDRRMC Chairperson, ordered a disaster response alert to all local disaster response councils synchronizing all moves with the provincial disaster command center. The call alert has also been instructed to all disaster response teams and volunteers for any eventuality.
Under its disaster response preparation, the PDRRMC has assured prepositioning of rescue and clearing equipment, relief food packs, medical kits and other essentials.
Evacuation centers at various locations are also in place and checked for ready operation.
For typhoon monitoring and updates, the PDRRMO will serve as the command center for proper coordination and dissemination. As timely and accurate information is crucial for preparedness ad during disaster, a dedicated team is assigned to communicate updates from the command center to the public, according to PLGU report.
Forecast to enter the PAR by Friday evening or Saturday morning(May 27), Betty is unlikely to make landfall in the PAR but is expected to bring excessive rains over the Cordillera Region on May 29 or 30.
Since May 25, the Emergency Operations Center is activated to ensure that preparedness and response measures are in place.
“By actively implementing preparedness measures and maintaining effective communication channels, the province is taking proactive steps to minimize the potential impact of the typhoon and protect its communities,” the PLGU release stated.
Edduba reminded that during disasters, ‘bida and handa’. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)