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Albay Gov. Bichara tells LGUs to take precautionary measures amid rains

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Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara told local government units to take precautionary measures as a tail end of the cold front and low pressure area bring rains in the province.

In an advisory, Bichara said that a tail end of the cold front and low pressure area in Mindanao is expected to bring cloudy skies, rain showers and thunderstorms.

In lieu thereof, the following are hereby ordered to ensure disaster avoidance and achieve zero casualty:

1. All city/municipal disaster risk reduction and management offices and BDRRMC should take all necessary precautionary and counter measures for possible flood, landslide and debris flow [lahar].

2. Maintain close monitoring and state of readiness to institute local evacuation if needed.

3. The public is advised to avoid unnecessary movement/travel, outdoor cavities, river crossing or venturing into the sea.