RDRRMC advises Isabela and Cagayan residents to prepare for “Carina”

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) here has advised residents to take precautionary measures against flash flood and landslide especially those in the how-lying areas and mountain slopes in preparation for the entry of tropical depression “Carina”

RDRRMC chair and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) regional director Norma Talosig, today said “Carina” has maintained its maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kilometer per hour (kph), moving north northwest at 15 kph.

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

She said coordination was already made with the local offices of the government agencies like the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Air Force (PAF) for the implementation of measures should the region be affected by Carina.

She said public storm signal No. 1 is now hoisted over Cagayan, Isabela, Catanduanes, Northern Aurora, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, northern and eastern Samar.

“Carina” wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture into the sea while larger vessels are alerted against big waves, Talosig said. Simeon C. Dilan/PNA/northboundasia.com