Muntinlupa prepares for TS Dante

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QUEZON CITY, June 3 (PIA) -- Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi on Wednesday ordered the all barangay captains to implement preemptive measures in preparation for the Tropical Storm Dante.

In a meeting with the  Local Disaster Risk Response and Management (LDRRM) Council, Mayor Fresnedi instructed the barangay chairpersons to prepare for the preemptive evacuation of residents in danger-prone areas and implement disaster risk response protocols.

He also ordered the city and barangay disaster risk reduction and management committees (BDRRMCs) to be put on red-alert.

According to the Muntinlupa Public Information Office (PIO), the local government is preparing for the prepositioning of emergency response resources and equipment such as generator sets, rescue boats, emergency vehicles including government flexi-trucks, search and rescue equipment, among others.

Pruning of trees along dangerous areas is also being prepared by the local environmental sanitation center. Construction sites are set to be inspected to ensure safety precautions on cranes and construction booms while billboards in the city are being rolled up.

The Muntinlupa City Department of Disaster Resilience and Management (MCDDRM) advised city residents to be vigilant and monitor advisories from PAGASA and other warning agencies. 

For emergency concerns, Muntinlupa City residents may reach the local hotline at 137-175. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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