NDRRMC Says 8 More Storms May Hit Philippines This Year

NDRRMC Says 8 More Storms May Hit Philippines This Year

NDRRMC – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council recently said that about 5 to 8 more storms might hit the country this year.

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According to ABS-CBN News, the agency added that storms 1 and 2 could potentially cause damage.

NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad discloses how authorities are preparing for the potential calamities in a TeleRadyo interview.

Jalad disclosed that they held prior disaster risk assessment meetings a few months ago, as well as preparedness measurements, among them include preparing for La Niña.

They recently had discussions regarding the consecutive earthquakes from Caraga Region which are observed by PHIVOLCS, among them are near the ocean, especially near Mariana Trench, which could potentially cause tremendous tsunamis.

The discussions resulted in issuing advisories and educational campaigns to keep the residents well-informed about the disasters that they are about to face, based on the report.

You can check out the full discussion in a video posted by ABS-CBN on YouTube right here.

The post gained 113 views, 1 like and 1 dislike as of the moment.

Weather bureau PAGASA said in their morning bulletin that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over twenty three areas due to Tropical Depression Pepito.

Pepito was expected to develop into a tropical storm before it makes landfall by evening.

The 8 AM bulletin says that the areas under TCWS No. 1 are the following:

  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • northern portion of Quezon
    • General Nakar
    • Infanta
    • Real
    • including Polillo Islands
  • extreme northern portion of Camarines Norte (Vinzons)
  • Catanduanes

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