Batanes, rest of Northern Luzon under Signal No. 1 as ‘Betty’ weakens

BATANES – As this archipelagic province in the northernmost part of the country is always susceptible to typhoon onslaught, it is important for its inhabitants to always be prepared.


WINDOW shutters, Gov. Marilou Cayco said, would protect the people of Batanes from typhoons. (Photo via Liezle Basa-Inigo)

One important thing Batanes people should consider is installing window shutters in their homes which would protect them during typhoons, especially if the typhoons are packing with strong winds.

Gov. Marilou H. Cayco indeed cited the need for the province folk to have their respective homes installed with window shutters for protection.

While Batanes is not directly on the path of typhoon ‘’Betty’’ (internationally called ‘’Mawar’’), the current weather disturbance has a wider scope.

The state weather bureau raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over most of Northern Luzon, including Batanes, as typhoon Betty weakened and began moving westward.

Nevertheless, Gov. Cayco, together with the provincial employees and the Provincial Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO), vowed to focus on monitoring updates of typhoons and ensuring the preparedness of the province.

The provincial government has also warned the fishermen not to sail for obvious reasons.

Meanwhile, police officers in various stations in Region 2 are ready for deployment, with the additional forces of 893 police officers who had trained for Search, Rescue, and Retrieval Operations.