Isolated landslides occurred due to tropical depression “Samuel” – NDRRMC
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported isolated landslides due to tropical depression “Samuel”.
According to Director Edgar Posadas, as “Samuel” made a landfall past Tuesday midnight it resulted to isolated landslide in some affected areas.
During an interview at GMA’s morning show Unang Hirit, Posadas elaborated that those cases were just “small” isolated landslides.
Aside from this, he also stated that there were reports of flooding even before the tropical depression’s landfall.
“Aside from reported isolated landslides po, mga maliliit na landslides, and flooding po which occurred even before the landfall kaninang madaling araw, wala pa po tayong naitatala aside from those who were preemptively evacuated,” the NDRRMC Director said.
Posadas said that they already instructed the Local Government Units to intensify their information dissemination and evacuation efforts last weekend.
This is with regards to their anticipation of the possible damage that “Samuel” may bring to the affected areas, based on report.
“As early as Saturday, nagpalabas ng memorandum para paigtingin ‘yung compliance ng pagpapaalam doon sa komunidad, sa pagpapaunawa sa kanila, at same time yung tutok natin sa preemptive evacuation na pinatupad naman po,” the director of NDRRMC said.
As it was earlier reported, here are the areas under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1:
- Masbate (Ticao Island)
- Southern Part of Oriental Mindoro
- Southern Part of Occidental Mindoro
- Northern Part of Palawan (Cuyo Island & Calamian Group of Islands)
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental
- Dinagat Islands
- Surigao del Norte
- Surigao del Sur
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Misamis Oriental
TD “Samuel” is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday.