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CAAP airports brace for Super Typhoon 'Mawar'

PASAY CITY -- Airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are actively implementing precautionary measures in anticipation of Super Typhoon “Mawar,” with local name “Betty.”

PAGASA announced the super typhoon category of Mawar as of 3 p.m. Tuesday. The weather agency also said it may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday or Saturday, May 26 or 27.

Airports located within the possible path of Mawar, such as Ilocos region and Cagayan Valley airports, have already conducted pre-typhoon coordination meetings and assessments to gear up for possible weather disturbance

Malasakit Help Kits including food packs will also be distributed to affected travelers.

Apart from typhoon preparedness plans, CAAP Tacloban also conducted a regular in-airport incident drill on May 23, 2023, as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure readiness in times of unwanted aircraft incidents. This comprehensive drill, which is performed every six months, allows airport personnel to practice and evaluate their response strategies, coordination, and communication procedures in simulated emergency situations. (CAAP)

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