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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, November 29, 2019
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Guv raises blue alert for typhoon


Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has directed all town and city Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils in Negros Occidental to go on blue alert starting today as typhoon “Kammuri” approaches.

“Let us pray, prepare and be pro-active for a resilient and safer Negros Occidental,” he said.

“Kammuri” is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between tomorrow evening and Sunday morning and will be named “Tisoy” as the 20th Philippine tropical cyclone for 2019, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday.

The typhoon may affect Negros Occidental bringing scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains and thunderstorms, Lacson said.

Lacson, Provincial DRRMC chairman, directed all DRRMCs in the province to place their operation centers on blue alert, which means heightened 24/7 monitoring, starting today.

The DRRMCs are directed to heighten their preparedness, initiate pro-active measures and take appropriate actions for possible flooding, flashfloods or landslides, Lacson said.

“Ensure waterways are clear, review your contingency plan and mitigate possible risks in your area of responsibility,” he added.*


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