CAMIGUIN, May 13 (PIA)--The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-10 has alerted the 419 barangays susceptible to landslide and flood in northern Mindanao as heavy rainfall is expected starting May 14, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to Tropical Storm 'Crising.'
Local government units (LGUs) through the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 are advised to conduct pre-emptive evacuation measures on areas within their jurisdiction with high susceptibility to landslides and flooding as well as to reposition food and non-food items in their respective evacuation centers while adhering to the minimum public health standards.
Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental are placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 (with 36 hours lead time).
Based on OCD-10's Regional Advisory No. 2 on TS Crising, May 13 as of 6:00 p.m., moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the eastern seaboard of Mindanao (1.2 to 3.0m) in the next 24 hours.
Mariners of small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over these waters. Inexperienced mariners of these vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.
The RDRRMC-10 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains on Blue Alert Status, which means preparation for dangerous weather.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-10 has already reported existing stockpiles available in different warehouses in the region and a P4 million standby fund.
Local DRRMs are requested to submit preparedness measures or situation reports to RDRRMC-10 Operations Center.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB)-10 recommends vigilant monitoring of areas showing signs of landslides, and keeping away from areas affected by repeated flooding. (RTP/PIA10)