The Province of Ilocos Norte is experiencing heavy rains under Public Storm Signal No. 2 as it continues to be affected by Typhoon “Dindo” (international codename: Doksuri) the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said today, in its 1:30 pm report.
Rising floodwater has been reported in Ngabangab and Poblacion Pasuquin, while bridges in Abaca, Bangui and Pancian, Pagudpud are temporarily impassable due to surging river current caused by continuous heavy rains. Remedial measures are set to be taken after the river water subsides.
Also, two fishermen were rescued and returned to safety in Brgy. La Paz, Laoag City, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said. The number of affected families and agriculture are still undetermined as of posting time.
Volunteers have been repacking stocks of medicine, food and relief supplies that are being pre-positioned in strategic areas of the Province.
Weather updates are being provided through the communication facilities of the Provincial Government, Philippine National Police (PNP) and broadcast media outfits in the province.
Meanwhile, Governor Imee Marcos has ordered the deployment of heavy equipment like trucks, payloaders, bulldozers and backhoes in low-lying areas in various municipalities and has activated the PDRRMC Operations Center and is on high alert and ready for any eventuality..
The Philippine Coast Guard, has also declared Full Alert with assets and equipment of PCG auxiliary units on standby for immediate deployment.–(Nicole Rudio, CMO-PGIN) (Photo Credit: Cynthia C. Pedro-Victorino)