The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) activated its CDRRM Councils on Monday morning, as continued rains over the weekend started flooding parts of the City.
“Activated yung disaster operation ng CDRRM Councils natin for monitoring purposes. Based sa ating hazard maps, identified na din yung hazard prone areas. Nag activate kami kasi dahil sa unusual rainfall,” Earl Timbancaya, CDRMM Officer, said.
He said they have placed their offices on a 24-hour operation with the aid of the 911 patrol and the KAAC patrol.
“Pag naka-activate yung mga CDRRM Centers natin, naka-24/7 mode ‘yan. May mga naka-standby naman tayong responders. Yung KAAC and Patrol 911 para sa mga calls,” he said.
He added, that they are monitoring Barangay Liwanag for possible landslide.
Timbancaya noted that there had been 17mm of rainfall recorded on Monday morning while the 24-hour rainfall accumulation on Sunday was noted at 26.33mm.
“Yung 24-hour rainfall accumulation, medyo mataas nga at very unusual ngayon. We are expecting flooding at pagtumba ng mga puno,” Timbancaya said.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management said there had been no reports of any incident as a result of the heavy rains from other parts of the province.
Cruzalde Ablaña, PDRRMO officer, told Palawan News on Monday that they still in monitoring the areas particularly the town of Quezon and Rizal which is usually have flooding incidents.
“So far naman wala pa kaming natatanggap na reports na hindi maganda sa mga nabanggit na lugar (Quezon and Rizal) pero standby lahat ng tao natin in case of emergency,” he said.
(With a report from Genn Magdayao)