Calls for help in Central Luzon surge

Voltaire Tupaz
Calls for help in Central Luzon surge
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Office of Civil Defense need responders to go to Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga

 

MANILA, Philippines – Flooded communities in Central Luzon need help in the wake of Typhoon Lando (Kuppo).

On the Project Agos Alert Map alone, netizens and volunteers are plotting several reports about flooded areas and residents needing rescue Sunday night, October 18.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) call on volunteer responders in Metro Manila and areas near Central Luzon to immediately proceed to Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Pampanga to assist in rescue operations.

More volunteers are needed to augment government responders on the ground as calls for rescue in flooded areas surged Sunday night. 

Additional rubber boats and other rescue equipment are also needed in the affected provinces, the OCD said.

Residents wade on floodwaters in San Jose City Nueva Ecija on October18, 2015 after Typhoon Lando (Koppu) slammed into Central Luzon. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Here’s a quick way to inform authorities if your rescue team wants to volunteer:

Step 1

Alert OCD-NDDRMC via landline or mobile phone that you’re signing up. The NDRRMC OpCen will inform you about passable roads going to affected areas. 

Landline:
(02) 911-1292
(02) 911-1230
(02) 911-1183
Mobile phone: 09282588676 

Step 2

Inform provincial disaster risk reduction offices that your team is going.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO)
  Names Contact number
Bulacan Felicisima Mungcal

0939 – 903 – 0812

0917 – 804 – 0206

Aurora Elson Egargue

0919 – 991 – 3477

0917 – 823 – 4230

Pampanga Angelina Blanco

0939 – 937 – 8268

0917 – 852 – 4201

Nueva Ecija Abe Pascua 0917 – 720 – 3634

As of Monday morning, Lando has further weakened as it slowly crossed the Cordilleras. But 12 provinces in Luzon remained under public storm signal no. 2

Typhoon Lando (Koppu) victims gather at a gymnasium turned into an evacuation center during a relief goods distribution in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

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