NDRRMC orders OCD to monitor effects of severe rains, floods


MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(NDRRMC), through the Office of Civil Defense(OCD), has ordered the dissemination of severe weather bulletins and general flood advisories to all regions and monitor the effects of the inclement weather.

Residents in low-laying areas are alerted against possible landslides and flash floods.

NDRRMC chair Ricardo Jalad has also instructed all regional and local disaster response management councils to continue monitoring the inclement weather and take the necessary precautionary actions.

“The public is advised to monitor weather updates especially rainfall warnings issued by PAGASA through TV, radio and the social media.

Earlier, PAGASA said monsoon rains may prevail over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon as the southwest monsoon affects Luzon and Western Visayas which is being enhanced by Tropical Storm “Gorio”.

“Gorio” was last eyed at 595 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, or 625 east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

It has a maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h near the center, and gustiness of up to 105 km/h.

The TS is forecast to move north northwest at 13 km/h. Priam Nepomuceno/

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