Camarines Norte gov’t assures disaster readiness amid ‘Nina’

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The provincial government of Camarines Norte is ready to respond to any eventuality that typhoon “Nina” might bring, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) chief Antonio España said.

In a Camarines Norte News report Saturday (December 24), España bared that the PDRRMO as well as the 12 Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office are all on alert amid the weather bureau’s warning that Nina would pound the Bicol region this weekend.

España noted that officials of the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office are on the ready.

He bared that they will tap heavy equipment from local engineering offices as well as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) if ever the need to move debris from provincial roads arises.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has reported that Nina’s (international name: Nock-Ten) gust strength reaches up to 215 kilometers per hour.

España also appealed to the public to follow preemptive evacuation procedures especially for those living in low-lying areas, near the sea or at the mountainside.

PAGASA has already declared signal no. 3 in Camarines Norte, as well as the provinces of Camarines Sur, Albay, and Catanduanes.

Nina expected to make landfall on Catanduanes either on Sunday afternoon or evening (December 25).