Large trucks needed for Typhoon Nona relief operations
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Nona relief teams need your help as they prepare to deliver relief goods and temporary shelter assistance to devastated areas in Albay, Sorsogon, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, and Northern Samar.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is asking for assistance to source large trucks to bring goods to these typhoon-devastated areas.
Fourteen-wheeler trucks are needed, according to Usec Alexander Pama, NDRRMC executive director. These trucks should be able to cross flood waters and should be with drivers. Gas will be provided, Pama said.
On Friday, December 18, President Benigno Aquino III declared a state of national calamity in the aftermath of the typhoon which inflicted extensive damage and casualties in several areas in the country.
The proclamation seeks to "hasten the rescue, recovery, relief, and rehabilitation efforts" of the government and the private sector.
Response cluster member agencies such as DSWD are coordinating relief operations.
Businesses, civic groups, and volunteers are asked to check in with the NDRRMC located at Camp Aguinaldo if they can lend the needed equipment.
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