Emergency response teams in various towns and the Tarsier 117 on Thursday have been put on alert due to continued heavy rains throughout the province amid the presence of typhoon “Paolo” east of the country.
Anthony Damalerio, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) chief, said that emergency responders are now monitoring areas prone to landslides and flooding caused by possible overflowing of rivers.
Damalerio pointed out the towns of Loboc, Loay, Sevilla and Inabanga as flood-prone areas due to their proximity to large rivers.
So far, only the villages of Cayam and Malinao in Garcia Hernandez have reported incidences of landslide which caused mud and rocks to cascade partly covering a national road of the said town.
No reports of major injuries due to the landslides have been relayed yet to the PDRRMO, he said.
Damalerio also aired his call for the public to be vigilant and to report flooding and landslides to authorities for quicker action from the disaster response teams.
He also reminded motorists, particularly motorcyclists, to observe extra caution in driving due to the harsh weather conditions. (Rey Tutas and Allen Doydora)