Governor Amado I. Espino III issued PDRRMC No. 2020-03 today, October 31, directing local chief executives and City/Municipal Risk Reduction and Management Councils to stay alert for Typhoon “Rolly.”
Typhoon “Rolly” will move west-southwestward towards the sea and will move across Central Luzon, the PAGASA severe weather bulletin noted.
It was also noted that the typhoon is more likely to be near super typhoon strength (185-215 km/hr) by the time it grazes Bicol Region.
Tropical Cycle Signal No. 1 is now raised over the province of Pangasinan and may be upgraded as “Rolly” traverses Luzon.
With all the potential damage of the calamity, Governor Espino urged all concerned local disaster risk reduction and management council and barangay disaster risk reduction and management council to abide by General Public Advisory (PDRRMC) Memo No. 2020-2 issued on October 20.
Governor Espino also directed concerned LDRRMCs and BDRRMs: “Activate Incident Management Teams (IMTs) and Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (BDRRMCs).”
The provincial chief executive also reiterated the call to prepare and establish evacuation centers and ensure that health protocols for COVID-19 are observed.
Pangasinenses living in high-risk areas, such as: along riverbanks, landslide prone, flashflood prone and storm-surge areas, are encouraged to prepare for preemptive evacuation.
Governor Espino also emphasized: “Give special care and attention to high-risk individuals, including: persons with underlying diseases, children, pregnant women, PWDs and senior citizens) in the evacuation procedure.”
The public are also advised to monitor weather updates regularly.
“Let us continue to work hand-in-hand on keeping our communities safe and resilient in these trying times while in the midst of the new normal, let us aim for zero casualty,” Governor Espino urged.
/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman