RDRRMC advises Cagayan residents to prepare for typhoon ‘Butchoy’

RDRRMC advises Cagayan residents to prepare for typhoon ‘Butchoy’

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council advised Wednesday resident in the province of Cagayan to brace for the possible impact of typhoon ‘Butchoy’.

Regional Disaster Reduction Management Council Regional director Norma Talosig made the statement as flash flood and landslides may occur in low-lying areas and mountain slopes in the province.

Typhoon ‘Butchoy’ (international name: Nepartak) was eyed Wednesday morning near Aparri, Cagayan, as it continues to move northwest at 30 kph.

The RDRRMC has also alerted the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC), she said.

Talosig said the RDRRMC has already coordinated with the local offices of government agencies like the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Air Force (PAF) and private organizations for the implementation of precautionary measures.

Winds are expected to affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon.

With this, fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture into the sea while larger vessels are alerted against big waves, Talosig added. Simeon Dilan/PNA/northboundasia.com