NDRRMC warns of flooding and landslides
Three weather systems affect the country
MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) today called on the population to prepare for possible flooding and landslides with three weather systems affecting the country.
The general public has been called upon to take all precautionary measures along with the regional and local disaster risk reduction and management councils to prepare for the possible impact such as flooding and rain-induced landslides in highly susceptible areas should heavy rainfall take place due to the tail-end of a frontal system, northeast monsoon and the low pressure area (LPA) which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night.
At 4:00 P.M. today, the LPA was found 475 kilometers east of Legazpi City in Albay Province and has a low chance of becoming a tropical depression within the next 24 hours.
According to the PAGASA, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over the Bicol Region tomorrow morning until afternoon. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela, Aurora, Quezon and Eastern Visayas.
In its Advisory, the NDRRMC said the Bicol Region, Quezon, Aurora and the northern and Eastern portion of mainland Cagayan, the eastern portion of Isabela and Apayao will experience moderate to heavy rains tomorrow afternoon until Wednesday afternoon. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be felt in Cagayan Valley, Cordilllera Administrative Region, the rest of CALABARZON, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque and Romblon and the Visayas.
Regional disaster risk reduction and management council are holding their Pre Disaster Risk Assessment meeting to prepare for the possible impact of the three weather systems. (Melo M. Acuña)