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Isabela PDCC declared ready for typhoon "Ramil"

Ilagan, Isabela (23 October) -- The Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) here said that all preparations to prevent damages in the province for the upcoming typhoon "Ramil" are in place.

Provincial Administrator Paul Fernandez said that the PDCC has already reconvened the members of the disaster council and has come up measure to prevent lost of lives during the entry of typhoon Ramil in the province.

Administrator Fernandez said the PDCC has activated its rescue teams and dispatched to flood-prone areas for immediate respond in case there will be affected residents needing immediate help.

The relief goods from the province’s social welfare office were also ready for distribution to would-be-affected families.

Provincial Disaster Management Officer Atty. Maximo Navarro said the province has activated its operations center in the capitol building for receiving and monitoring of situations in the localities that will be affected.

The operation center will also command post of the PDCC to respond whenever there will be needing immediate assistance and help.

The PDCC also has already identified fifty evacuation centers in the province to be used by families who will affected by Ramil.

Relief and rescue equipments were already ready to be used by relief and rescue teams like rubber and fiber glass boats, heavy equipments like dump trucks and communications equipments as well.

The Philippine Army based in this province has also composed relief rescue teams to be deployed in its area of jurisdiction to help local government units bring relief goods and rescue residents who will be in danger.

The Isabela Police Provincial Police Office has also confirmed their rescue readiness when typhoon ramil will hit the province.

There were no pre-emptive evacuation done yet by the PDCC since there were no rainfall experience as of press time.

Magat dam officials continue releasing impounded waters for two days now in anticipation to the incoming rain waters to bring by typhoon Ramil expected to be felt tomorrow or on Friday. (PIA Isabela) [top]

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