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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012

 

Disaster risk reduction officers convene

by Mera Grace E. Apuya/DavNor PIO

DAVAO DEL NORTE, January 12 (PIA) -- Taking advantage of the good weather, Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) executive officers from all local government units (LGU) of the province gathered today in Tagum City.

The provincial council gathered the officers to increase knowledge and awareness in view of unpredictable weather patterns in a two-day assembly and workshop.

PDRRMC Executive Officer Sonio Sanchez said the activity is aimed at putting all efforts in tune for the year 2012 to successfully reduce risk and manage disaster.

“We (executive officers) meet once every two months,” said Sanchez.

But according to him, a workshop on Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis was incorporated with Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Asst. Region XI Director and Provincial Civil Defense Officer Rebecca Lopez as resource person.

This is to establish uniformity and accuracy in reporting so that response is adequate and timely, he added.

In her message, OCD Region XI Director Liza Mazo underscored the importance of communication in times of emergency.

“We, in the regional level, are waiting for your report to know in what way we can assist,” she said.

However, before the report reaches the region, the communication flow from the barangay to the province must be in place and synchronized. This approach is particularly helpful if two or more incidents of emergency arise.

“There is a system (in dealing with emergency),” said Mazo.

“It is important that you know how it works,” she added.

Meanwhile, Mazo commended the province as well as the municipality of Kapalong for reacting quickly during the recent heavy rainfall which flooded several LGUs.

Nevertheless, according to PAGASA Davao Chief Gerry Pedrico during his lecture on weather updates, early warnings and advisories, “Davao del Norte is always prepared” which is the reason why there was no casualty.

Pedrico also reminded the officers to put in effect evacuation measures when the floodwater continues to rise.

“Do not wait for it to grow worse,” he said.

In agreement, Sanchez said that with early evacuation, there can be no rescue. (PIO DAVNOR)

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