Some parts of Bicol are at “very high risk” and high risk” from the heavy rain expected from the La Nina weather phenomenon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Pagasa, which updated its risk map in preparation for La Nina’s expected onslaught starting the last quarter of 2016, said risk management teams should take adequate measures, Bicol Today reported.
Among the areas at very high risk are Camarines Norte, Masbate, Benguet, Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bataan, Tarlac, Mountain Province, Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Camarines Sur, Abra; Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands.
Those at high risk include Romblon, Sorsogon, Albay, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Ilocos Sur, Batangas, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Ifugao, Pangasinan, Quezon, La Union, Cagayan, Apayao, Kalinga, Catanduanes; Eastern and Northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Capiz; and Zamboanga del Norte.
Bicol Today said Pagasa warned heavy rain may be likely from December to February