DAGUPAN CITY (PIA) – Governor Ramon Guico III, through Provincial Administrator Melecio Patague, has ordered all Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils (DRRMCs) in Pangasinan to conduct all necessary precautionary and preparedness measures amidst the threat of Super Typhoon ‘Mawar’.
In a memorandum signed by Patague by the authority of the governor on Friday, the provincial government directed all local and barangay DRRMCs to conduct Pre-Disaster Risk Assessments and perform necessary preparedness and response activities.
He said local and barangay DRRMCs should continuously monitor and disseminate early warnings and weather updates to keep the public informed and closely coordinate with member agencies and respective response clusters to ensure the availability and pre-positioning of response assets and response teams on standby.
He also advised DRRMCs to activate respective emergency operation centers and ensure public adherence to the National DRRMC’s guidelines on COVID-19 preparedness measures for the anticipated rainy season in case pre-emptive evacuation is considered necessary in their area especially those families living in landslide and flood-prone areas.
“Let us work together to ensure the safety and resilience of our communities and remember that our duty as public servants is to be prepared,” he added.
No Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal has so far been raised over any parts of Pangasinan as the Super Typhoon Mawar heads west-northwestward.
On May 25, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Regional Office 1 raised the alert status in the Ilocos Region from white to blue alert status due to Typhoon Mawar. (JCR/AMB/EMSA/PIA Pangasinan)