CDRRMC reconvenes for post-Glenda operations

After a nightlong vigil, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) once again met this morning to talk about follow-up activities that will now focus on assessing the damages wrought by Typhoon Glenda in the different barangays.

Four 6-man teams composed representatives from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Agriculture Office, Philippine Coastguard, the City Health Office and Emergency Rescue Team, were formed and given the task of visiting the island barangays to extend relief goods and assess the damages that have been wrought by the said typhoon. These were the same barangays which the City Government was unable to reach at the height of the typhoon due to sea turbulence.

Another team was formed to assess the typhoon’s impact on the city’s trade and commerce and its public utilities such as the market, port and terminal. City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan also consulted the body about the need to declare a State of Calamity in the city.

Other topics that were of main concern were the clearing of debris in affected areas, assistance to families that were rendered homeless by the calamities and the assessment of the evacuated areas as to whether these are still safe for residency.

(Article by Lai Minh Mabulay; Photos by Blendz Tuazon, Office of the City Mayor)

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