Pasig City braces for Super Typhoon Mawar


In anticipation of Super Typhoon Mawar (local name: Betty), the Pasig City government is implementing precautionary steps to ensure the safety of its residents amid the typhoon.

The Pasig Public Information Office (PIO) said on Friday, May 26, that the city is still under the “white alert level,” but the local government is ready to raise the alert level if necessary.

“The response cluster is already alerted and on call for possible deployment,” added the PIO.

Regular weather monitoring and updating are being done by the DRRMO.

When the alert level is raised (to the “red alert” for example), the local government will begin deploying its emergency personnel and response units.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) and officials from Pasig’s 30 barangays held a joint pre-disaster risk assessment session on Thursday, May 26, to discuss preparations for possible emergency, search and rescue, and evacuation operations.

City government personnel have trimmed trees around the city to reduce potential damages caused by uprooted trees or broken branches.

Ocular visits were done in the usual evacuation sites, including barangay covered courts, multipurpose halls, and select facilities in elementary schools.

The city PIO noted that the local government has a stockpile of food and non-food items ready for distribution to the families that would be affected by the storm.

In addition, the pumping stations in the city have been inspected.