After “Lando”, Pangasinan’s PDRRMC on alert anew

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — After Typhoon “Lando”, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) is up on its feet anew over the coming observance of “Undas” as thousands of workers and their families and students on their semestral break are heading home to their beloved province.

PDRRMC Spokesperson Avenix Arenas said Gov. Amado Espino Jr. ordered her office to make a tight watch of the beach areas where vacationists may head to while they are in the province to ensure their safety and prevent any drowning incidents.

To date, vacationists have started streaming into Pangasinan, few days before “Undas”.

Arenas said they are not only keeping their vigilance on the beaches to ensure zero drowning incidents but have coordinated with local government units (LGUs) to also watch out those taking a dip in rivers and creeks, so no more drowning will occur.

She said Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) teams will be on standby in various beaches to be at all times ready to respond to any kind of emergency like saving swimmers from drowning.

There is a need to enforce regulations in the beaches, like for instance, the prohibition of night swimming and to keep swimmers only in the shallow portion of the water.

Also alerted to prepare for “Undas” are the Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy, Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection as well as the Provincial Health Office and the barangays. Philippine News Agency