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Quirino Province braces for typhoon 'Rolly'

Philippine Information Agency
01 Nov 2020, 04:38 GMT+10

CABARROGUIS, Quirino, Oct. 31 (PIA)-As typhoon Rolly nears landfall , the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operation Center has maintained a Red Alert status and 24/7 operations to monitor the track and effect of said typhoon.

As early as 3:00 PM yesterday, the PDRRMC convened Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment meeting via zoom to prepare for the possible effects of the typhoon. The meeting was presided by PDRRMC Chairman, Governor Dax Cua and it was attended by agency members.

During the meeting, the PDRRMC chairman has advised all DRRMCs to prepare for any eventualities and for possible response operations.

He also urged those who are living in low-lying areas to evacuate as early as possible to prevent casualties.

On the other hand, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office through Agaton Pagbilao, provincial social welfare and development officer reported that they have already prepositioned 200 food packs in each of the six municipalities. He assured that some of his staff are on standby 24/7 for possible evacuation activity.

Also, the DPWH and the Provincial Engineering Office alerted manpower resources for mobilization as well as assured that vehicles and heavy equipment will be readily available.

Furthermore, the Quirino Police Provincial Office has reported that the six municipal stations are continuously conducting Oplan Tambuli to inform the public of the hazards that typhoon Rolly might bring.

The 86th IB is also conducting close monitoring in its areas and assured that the personnel are ready for mobilization.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has volunteered to help in the distribution of relief goods to affected residents and also assist in the clearing operations.

The DILG on the other hand has reminded all local chief executives to stay in their posts before, during, and after the calamity to personally oversee preparations and do the necessary actions to mitigate the impact of the typhoon to lives and properties.

All the six MDRRMOs assured 24/7 operations with their Search and Rescue equipment on standby. (TCB)

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