Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PRE-AGATON Advisory No. 1

PROVINCIAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Provincial Disaster Operation Center
Province of Albay

January Weather Outlook
As of 2PM January 8, 2014

At 6:00 PM on. 06 January 2014, PAGASA issued an advisory received by APSEMO today January 8, 2014 valid until 6:00 p.m. 13 January 2014 .

On January 10 Friday, the possible entry of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected to bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms over Palawan, Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula, while isolated rain showers or thunderstorms is probable over Bicol region and the rest of Mindanao. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will continue to have cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the Northeast Monsoon.

On Saturday (January 11), the Low Pressure Area (LPA) is expected to intensify into a Tropical Depression which will bring moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms over Bicol region, Palawan and Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

By Sunday (January 12), this Tropical Depression is forecast to gain more strength and is estimated to make landfall over the Eastern Visayas - Bicol Region Area. Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience rains with gusty winds while the rest of Luzon, Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms. This weather condition will likely to continue until Monday (January 13), as this disturbance is expected to move over the Mindoro - Palawan Area

The Albay PDRRMC therefore advises LCEs/LDRRMCs/ LDRRMOs (cities, towns and barangays) to:

1. Closely monitor the above state of forecast events for its daily update and development from PAGASA and PDRRMC-Albay through the local DRRMCs and/or Local radio stations.
2. Activate and convene the LDRRMC as early as today to discuss the matter and come up with a local scenario for advance planning on appropriate counter measures.
3. Review your local risk reduction plan on flood, wind, landslide, lahar and coastal flooding as well as the corresponding vulnerable population for disaster avoidance.
4. Should there will be signs of the related early rain which shall be confirmed from the PAGASA weather bulletins; be serious to put into action, the warning and evacuation movements on flood, landslide, lahar or coastal flooding which shall likewise be monitored by APSEMO with advance information sent through the provincial infoboard and local broadcast stations.
5. Start reviewing the list of your vulnerable population by sitio or purok and come up with the list as your basis in evacuation planning.
6. Come up with a listing of your safe evacuation centers using government and private facilities including safe private houses for an effective evacuation planning.
7. Keep in touch with the PDRRMC for appropriate and support information that could guide and assist you on areas beyond your capacity and control.
8. Advisories for each PAGASA Weather Bulletins which will be issued by PDRRMC through the APSEMO to your local DRRMC chairmen from time to time.

The Residents of the Vulnerable Areas are advised to:
1. Keep on monitoring with the PAGASA Daily Public Weather Updates and Forecasts for your information and awareness of disaster threats.
2. Around yourselves with awareness on the local threats and hazards due to severe rainfall that may cause flashflood, flood, lahar, coastal flooding and landslides.
3. Maintain coordination with the local authorities and provide your full cooperation with the local authorities in case of emergency advisory issuance.
4. For the safe population to be supportive and generous to act as volunteers in helping the vulnerable population in your barangay in the event of emergency needs.
5. Don’t hesitate to call the attention of the local risk reduction and management officers for assistance on matters of security, transportation, warning, communication, evacuation, health and other related emergency services.
So ordered.

JOEY SARTE SALCEDA
Provincial Governor and PDRRMC Chairman
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