Local DRRMC convenes for impending typhoon

City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan calls for an emergency meeting today among members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) relative to the impending typhoon.

At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 855 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.3°N, 132.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. It is moving West at 30 km/h. Southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao according to Dost_pagasa.

The CDRRMC advised for the cancellation of classes starting this afternoon until tomorrow and further agreed to utilize the payao evacuation center in case there is a need to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

In case of evacuation, PNP will provide security details while the Catbalogan City General Services Office will provide vehicles to transport evacuees while relief goods are already prepositioned in case of need for relief distribution to be facilitated by the Catbalogan City Social Welfare & Development Office.

Said meeting was facilitated by Catbalogan City Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office upon instruction of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan.

The suspension may be issued this morning and will be further disseminated to all concerned agencies and institutions.

(Photos and Report by Reigner Muñoz)

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