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‘Glenda’ spares Capiz

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Special for The Capiz Times

 

ROXAS CITY—Tropical storm Glenda brought light to moderate rains for days but left the province unscathed.


This was disclosed by Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Action Officer Esperedion Pelaez as bright and sunny morning of July 17 welcomed Capiceños across the province.

 

“We have no recorded flash floods and areas under floodwater based on our latest monitoring in the field,” he added.


No damage to lives, properties, infrastructures and agriculture have also been reported to the PDRRMO by all Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.


However, a waterspout or buhawi in Brgy. Cogon here was recorded by the Roxas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office July 15 when the storm was within the Philippine Area of Responsibility.


Under the Project NOAH (Nationwide O perational Assessment of Hazards), PDRRMO has been monitoring the rainfall and water level in various municipalities through the water level sensors and automatic rain gauges installedby the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The generated data from the Project NOAH-installed gadgets are then disseminated to various media outlets, concerned government agencies, local officials and other sectors of the community for reference and public awareness.


Gov. Victor A. Tanco also early directed all local Disaster Risk Reduction and management Offices to stand by for monitoring and possible deployment if needed.


The directive also covered the responding units like the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Phil. Army, Philippine Coast Guard, Phil. Red Cross and Capiz Emergency Response Team, among others.

 

Glenda watch in the province was also done during the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration this July.


The last major mobilization of the local disaster councils was when tropical depression Agaton brought flood water to some parts of Capiz in January 2014. (PIA 6 Capiz)

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