RDRRMC 3 on Red Alert for ‘Ompong’

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) is now on red alert in preparation for the possible effects of typhoon “Ompong” in Central Luzon.

“We have increased the level of preparation to minimize the impact of the typhoon to the people and so that we can count our resources available to respond in case of emergency,” Regional DRRMC Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Marlou Salazar said during this afternoon’s pre-disaster risk assessment meeting.

He also reminded the member-agencies and local DRMMCs to conduct preparedness activities to mitigate and prepare people at risk on the possible effects of the typhoon.

For its part, Department of the Interior and Local Government assured continuous monitoring and close coordination with the local government units.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau, on the other hand, will submit a list of landslide-prone and critical areas that might be affected.

Salazar instructed the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and Bureau of Fire Protection to cluster themselves and ready all available transportation and personnel for possible search, rescue and retrieval operations.

“Hygiene kits and other necessary emergency kits are on standby. We are on continuous monitoring for the typhoon track to provide early warnings and sound communications,” he added.