MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday, July 30, warned residents of areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed its regional directors to activate their teams and carry out preparedness measures based on its Oplan Listo alert system.
LGUs, especially in Northern Luzon, that are prone to floods and landslides are advised to conduct preemptive evacuation by Sunday morning, July 31, before the storm makes landfall.
Flood-prone and Landslide-prone areas
The vulnerable areas were determined by mapping the topography or elevation of the land, as well as the slope of the mountain. (READ: Learn how to use hazard maps)
PAGASA said moderate to heavy rains are expected within the 400-kilometer diameter of the tropical storm.
Signal number 2 has been raised in Isabela as of 5 pm, Saturday.
The following provinces, meanwhile, are under signal number 1:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
- Ilocos Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Northern Samar
Carina is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday, August 1. – Rappler.com