NDRRMC on red alert for Severe Tropical Storm Karding
MANILA, Philippines —The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday said it has been on red alert since Friday, amid threats posed by Severe Tropical Storm Karding (international name: Noru).
“The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, has raised the NDRRMC Alert Status to RED effective 23 September 2022, 6:00 PM and activated NDRRMC EOC (Emergency Operations Center) Management Team effective 24 September 2022,” the council said in a statement.
It added that the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) had already advised local government units to conduct the preemptive evacuations of communities in high-risk areas since Friday.
A total of P517.03 million quick response funds are also on standby at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office, along with 542,950 family food packs worth P323.84 million P674.39 million worth of other food items.
It then warned the public to exercise caution as Karding already prompted the state weather bureau to raise Tropical Cyclone Wind Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 2 in three areas and Signal No.1 in most parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila.
“Patuloy na nakaantabay ang National Disaster Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council sa sitwasyon (the National Disaster Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council continues to monitor the situation),” it said.
“Nagsagawa na ng mga pagpupulong ang NDRRMC katuwang ang iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan at Regional DRRMCs kaugnay ng paghahanda sa bagyo,” it added.
(The NDRRMC has held meetings with various government agencies and Regional DRRMCs related to typhoon preparedness.)
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) earlier said Karding is likely to intensify further into a typhoon and is likely to cross Northern and Central Luzon.
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya
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