Pangasinan braces for ‘worst-case scenario’ ahead of ‘Rolly’s’ arrival

Published October 31, 2020, 11:43 AM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

LINGAYEN – The Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) is now preparing for a worst-case scenario when the typhoon crosses Luzon.

Meeting of the concerned agencies in preparation of the worst case scenario of the anticipation of a typhoon. (Photo via Liezle Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)
Meeting of the concerned agencies in preparation of the worst case scenario of the anticipation of a typhoon. (Photo via Liezle Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)

The agency said it was expecting “Rolly” to strengthen into a super typhoon prior to landfall, and this would be bringing strong winds and intense rainfall that may cause flash floods, landslides and widespread flooding along its path, possibly including parts of Pangasinan.

Governor Amado I. Espino III has urged the Pangasinenses not to be complacent, and undertake pre-emptive evacuation as needed.

The provincial government also urged all concerned agencies to ensure the safety and security of the people as the province was still in the thick of intense efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19

PDRRM Officer Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro said the agency was already coordinating with the government’s line agencies, including the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Army, and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on the contingency measures for “Rolly”.

Oro also said that rescue teams were already in position in anticipation of the landfall of the typhoon in the province.

As to the availability of relief goods, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) has a stockpile of 1,000 sacks of rice, 70 boxes of sardines, 700 boxes of noodles and 1,000 family packs.

It is anticipated that the typhoon will traverse Pangasinan early morning Monday, November 2.

However, Pangasinan may start to experience gusty winds on Sunday, November 1, the PDRRMC reported.

As such, the public was advised to be on alert, take precautionary measures, and to closely monitor updated reports on the weather.

 
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