Bacolod: Monitor flood prone areas


Bacolod City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia has directed the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Barangay DRRMO units to continuously monitor the heavy rains triggered by localized thunderstorms.

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Leonardia said that while much of the waters had subsided, he called on officials of communities situated near creeks, rivers, coastal areas and other waterways to be on high alert in times like these.

“I am reiterating my call on all village officials and organic staff and volunteers of DRRMO units to continuously monitor flood-prone areas,” said Leonardia’s reminder as echoed to Dr. Anna Maria Pornan, DRRMO head, and Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas.

Leonardia also called on them to prepare for possible pre-emptive evacuations when necessary.

To report flood incidents and emergency cases, affected Bacolodnons may contact Tel. Nos. 432-3871 to 72 or 09302434706; 09086499849; 09369401591. (News & photo courtesy of The Visayan Daily Star | Bacolod City Public Information Office)

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