BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has been placed on “Blue Alert” in anticipation of Tropical Storm “Carina”.
OCD-CAR Director Alex Uy said that based on the weather report provided for by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Province of Abra would experience cloudy weather throughout the weekend, the Provinces of Apayao; Ifugao; Mountain Province and Kalinga would experience a fair weather while Baguio City and Benguet would have light to moderate rains.
“Carina” is moving North Northwest bringing along moderate to heavy rains within a diameter measured at 300 kilometers.
The Department of Public Works and Highways – Cordillera Regional Office (DPWH-CAR) reported that all major highways are still open.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Cordillera Regional Office (DSWD-CAR) reported that the agency prepared about 48,000 food packs available in all its provincial field offices.
The Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) rescue units were activated for any emergency calls.
Uy said the CRDRRMC was closely monitoring the provincial, municipal and city DRRMCs for any developments especially in land slide and flood prone areas.
“Carina” is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday, August 2. PNA/northboundasia.com