The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) Core Group meets to discuss the possible effects of the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today, 07 March 2017 at the NDRRM Operations Center, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
NDRRM Service Director Vicente F Tomazar presided the meeting attended by representatives from member agencies namely; DOST PAGASA, DSWD, DICT, DOH, DOTR, DepEd, LTFRB, MGB, PNP, BFP, PCG, and AFP. Regional DRRM Councils MIMAROPA, VII, VIII, and IX joined the meeting via Skype.
According to PAGASA, the LPA located 135 km Southeast of General Santos City has weakened however, it will still bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao until tomorrow.
The LPA is not expected to make landfall. It is projected to move west and may dissipate in the next 24-48 hours.
Meanwhile, northeast monsoon will continue to bring cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, and Isabela within the next 2 days while the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy.
The National DRRM Council has advised all concerned Regional DRRM Councils to monitor the prevailing weather disturbance and take precautionary measures as needed. DILG has directed the Local Government Units (LGUs) likely to be affected to closely monitor the LPA for possible effects.
Residents in landslides and flood prone areas are reminded to be vigilant and likewise, take the necessary precautionary measures. The public is advised to monitor weather updates especially the rainfall warnings issued by PAGASA particularly in Visayas and Mindanao.