Cordillera, Apayao disaster response units on red alert for Nando

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday announced that all disaster response units in the Cordillera region and Apayo went on red alert for Tropical Storm Nando.

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It added that the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is now monitoring and disseminating storm information to the public.

The NDRRMC added that Cordillera police is ready to activate “Oplan Saklolo” and prepositioned its search-and-rescue units should disaster units require additional assistance.

Also on red alert is Apayao’s provincial disaster risk reduction and management council.

The NDRRMC also said the Philippine Coast Guard is now on heightened alert for the possible effects Nando even as 46 people have been now reported stranded in Bicol.

It said the heightened alert will allow the Coast Guard to “respond to any emergency situation.”

The NDRRMC said it will remain on blue alert and disseminate weather updates to the Office of Civil Defense.

It added that the Department of Social Welfare and Development has prepositioned P212.8 million in emergency relief resources.

This includes P19.8 million in standby funds, 115,229 family food packs worth P49.67 million, and other iterms worth P135.2 million. PNA

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