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Handa! Palawan braces for possible effects of Typhoon Ompong

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The Palawan Provincial Government has geared up for the possible effects of Typhoon Ompong in the province.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Jeremias Y. Alili said that the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRMC) already met last Sept. 12 to discuss its plans and preparations as the country braces for Ompong.

“Ayon kay G. Alili, sa kasalukuyan ay nakaantabay ang labing-isang Operation Centers (OpCens) sa lalawigan na matatagpuan sa mga bayan ng Aborlan, Narra, Quezon, Brooke’s Point, Roxas, San Vicente, Taytay, Dumaran El Nido, Busuanga, at Bgy. Apurawan,” said the province.

Meanwhile, the ten Municipal Emergency Response Units are prepared to render service 24/7.

“Mayroon din 45 na yunit ng communication radios na ipinamahagi sa bawat munisipyo sa lalawigan na konektado sa mga OpCens,” said the provincial government.

Currently, the province prepared 5,430 food packs, 256 sacks of rice, and 523 gallons of water care of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO.

“Inaasahang may darating na karagdagang 3, 721 na sako ng bigas na gagamitin naman para sa mga buwan ng Oktubre, Nobyembre, at Disyembre na kasama sa mga food packs na ipinamamahagi sakaling may kalamidad na dumating sa lalawigan,” said the province.

“Mayroon ding prepositioned goods sa mga bayan ng San Vicente, El Nido, Busuanga, at Culion na maaari nilang ipamahagi kung kinakailangan,” it added.