Monday, 27 March 2017
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Eastern Mindanao braces up for tropical depression Auring

eastmincomLt General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero alerted all component units of Eastern Mindanao Command from navy, airforce, navy and the military engineers as Tropical Depression Auring made a landfall in Siargao Island late afternoon yesterday.

In his directive, Lt Gen Guerrero ordered all units particularly in CARAGA Region to closely coordinate with Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and assist Local Government Units in attending to their Disaster Management needs.

Being the lead agency in Search Rescue and Retrieval (SRR) which falls under the thematic Area Disaster Response, units under EMC were further directed to coordinate with different search and rescue organizations in their respective Area of Responsibility to ensure inter operability and inter connectivity being one of the lessons learned in the past disasters.

Meantime, 10th Infantry Division Emergency Company and the 51st Engineering Bde Disaster Response Unit were alerted for possible deployment for disaster response in Eastern Mindanao area.

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