Saturday, December 10, 2016
Close  
newsinfo / Metro
  • share this

MMDA braces for ‘Gorio’

/ 10:25 PM June 29, 2013

Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Saturday prepared for the passage of Tropical Storm “Gorio” by deploying hundreds of rescue personnel and ordering the rolling up of tarpaulins on giant advertising billboards.

As of early Saturday evening, around 200 members of MMDA’s Task Force Monsoon have been deployed to 11 stations throughout Metro Manila, assistant general manager for operations Emerson Carlos said in a telephone interview.

The task force will monitor possible flooding and heavy traffic, and will assist in possible rescue operations.

ADVERTISEMENT

Rescue trucks, augmented by army trucks, are on standby at the MMDA headquarters in Guadalaupe, Makati, Carlos said.

The MMDA on Saturday afternoon also sent notices to billboard operators to start dismantling all outdoor advertisements. By 4 p.m., large billboard advertisements along Edsa were being taken down.

TAGS: Gorio, MMDA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved