PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 08, 2012
RDRRMC warns NorMin folks of possible flashfloods, anewby Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Jan. 8 (PIA) -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), region 10, has warned the people in the coastal areas of Northern Mindanao to take pre-cautionary measures against possible rise in coastal waters, anew.
This, after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued Weather Advisory No. 2, at 10:00 a.m., today, Jan. 8, for wind convergence affecting Mindanao and tail end of the cold front affecting Southern Luzon and the Visayas.
PAGASA said Mindanao, Luzon and the Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over Mindanao, Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas which may trigger flash floods and landslides.
Meanwhile, RDRRMC-10 has called on all the local DRRMC’s to warn the people living in mountain slopes and other low-lying places to remain alerted for flashfloods and landslides.
Likewise, fishing boats and other small sea crafts in the region are advised to take precautionary measures before going out into the sea, while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.
Regional Director Ana Caňeda of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), region 10, who is also the Chairperson of RDRRMC-10, has reminded the local DRRMC’s to take appropriate pro-active actions to aim for “zero” casualty focused on evacuation, rather than rescue. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)