FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija (DWDD) – The 7th Infantry “Kaugnay” Division, Philippine Army is prepared for Typhoon Ompong.
7ID covers Central Luzon and portions of Northern Luzon which are expected to be hit by the said typhoon.
Typhoon Ompong, with an international name “Mangkhut” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan Province on Saturday. It might intensify into a super typhoon and reach maximum sustained wind at 210 to 220 kph.
As the people and Local Government Units (LGUs) prepare for Ompong, 7ID and its units are also prepared for the typhoon and its after effects. 7ID and its battalions have Disaster Rescue Operations (DRO) Teams that are ready to be deployed anytime. There are also Liaison Officers who have been coordinating with the Office of the Civil Defense Regions I and III prior to the entry of Typhoon Ompong.
The typhoon has a 900-kilometer radius that will bring intense to torrential rains which will affect a great part of Luzon and will likely result to flashfloods and landslides.
Major General Felimon T Santos Jr. AFP, Commander, 7ID, said that 7ID is always ready to conduct Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations. The Division has been trained to respond swiftly and skillfully, to do its utmost and attend to the needs of the people.
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