Pangasinan prepares for Tropical Storm ‘Dante’  

 

LINGAYEN,Pangasinan, Jun 3 (PIA - - The Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO)  has  alerted all local chief executives  and barangay chairpersons in the province to undergo preparedness measures in view of Tropical Storm Dante.

 


Gov. Amado Espino III, as chair of the Provincial DRRM, issued Memorandum No 2021-01 on Wednesday and enjoined the concerned local government unit  front liners to review all necessary protocols in Emergency Response Preparedness plans and disaster management plans in line with the existing Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)  COVID-19 protocols.

 


The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on June 2,  has raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal  No. 2  over the western part of Pangasinan and the rest of the province  under signal Number 1.

 


“Tropical Storm  Dante is is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains with prevailing strong winds which can bring about potential damage to the province,” Governor Espino said in the memorandum.

 


He also urged the municipal, city and barangay disaster response teams to consider pre-emptive evacuation based on the local chief executive's assessment of their respective areas and at the same time, prepare alternative evacuation centers.

 


Once inside the evacuation centers, the disaster response teams are advised to screen and isolate evacuees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and practice minimum health standards.

 


All Barangay DRRM operation centers are also activated for strict monitoring and preparedness for any eventuality in their areas of responsibility.

 


“Let us remember that as we fail to prepare, we are preparing to fail. Let us side by side make our communities safer  and moe resilient in these trying times,” Governor Espino said.

 


As of 5:40 am today, June 3, PAGASA issued the yellow warning level or heavy rainfall warning in western Pangasinan towns - Agno, Dasol, Burgos, Infanta,, Bnai, Sual, Labrador, Bugallon, Aguilar, main, Bolinao and the city of Alamitos. (JCR/VHS/PIA)



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

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