THE CITY Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) already advised barangays leaders to prepare for the onslaught of tropical depression “Betty.”
The typhoon is expected to bring localized thunderstorms and big waves when it possibly enters the Philippine area of responsibility either Friday or Saturday this week.
CDRRMO head Alfredo Baloran, in a media interview on Wednesday, assured that they already made preparations to mitigate the damage, if any.
All rescuers are on high alert despite the possibility that Betty won’t make landfall since the tropical depression have all the indications of developing into a super typhoon.
“Naa man gud ni siya sa high seas may tendency nag dunay dagko nga balod ana nga panahona. Nagahatag ta’g advisories in advance para sa atong kaigsoonan dinha sa mga coastline areas, not only coastlines but also in the flood-prone areas kay we will expect nga may dala gyud na siya nga mga isolated rain showers from moderate and heavy rainfall (The tropical depression is on the high seas so there is a tendency that there will be big waves. We also give advisories in advance for those who are in the coastline areas, not only coastlines but also in the flood-prone areas because we will expect that this will bring thunderstorms, it will bring isolated rain showers from moderate to heavy rainfall),” Baloran said.
He said they advised the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (BDRRMCs) to alert the community about the impending hazards if ever this tropical depression enters the country’s area.
“Continuous ang atong preposition sa atoang resources and ready to be deployed just in case kung naa na’y flooded areas sa ilahang area of responsibility (There is a continuous preposition of the resources, and it can be readily deployed in case there is flooding in their area of responsibility),” he said.
He added that the BDRRMCs and the security clusters with search and rescue capacity are likewise advised to be always on call should their teams be needed at the onset of flooding or other emergencies.
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