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Kalinga readies for super typhoon ‘Mawar’

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)

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