BALANGA CITY — The sun shone brightly morning of Saturday but the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council of Bataan remained on the alert for any eventuality that may be brought by super Typhoon Mawar.
On Friday afternoon, Vice Gov. Cris Garcia called for an emergency meeting of the PDRRMC and its response cluster to have an update on the typhoon to strengthen readiness should the storm hit the province.
All departments involved in disaster and rescue were asked their preparedness and measures to ensure the safety of Bataeños.
“Nawa hindi natin magamit ang paghahanda na ito, gayunpaman, pinapaalalahanan pa rin ang lahat na sumubaybay sa mga anunsiyo ng pamahalaan at manatiling handa at alisto sa lahat ng oras,” Garcia said.
Meanwhile, the municipal disaster risk reduction management office (MDRRMO) of Hermosa convened for a special meeting focused on the municipality’s plans and preparations on the possible effects of Mawar.
The meeting was called upon the directive of Mayor Antonio Joseph Inton for disaster and rescue agencies to be on the alert.
In Hermosa are easily-flooded barangays like Almacen, Daungan and Pulo, among others.
Preparations include the activation of the Hermosa Emergency Operation Center, the incident management team, rapid damage assessment and needs analysis team, and the prepositioning of resources.