Government on high alert for typhoon ‘Lando’

With Typhoon “Lando” threatening Northern and Central Luzon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has placed its operation center on “red alert” starting Friday noon. “Red alert” means that a sufficient number of NDRRMC personnel are manning the operation center and prepared to respond immediately for possible contingencies.

This covers all member agencies of the NDRRMC which includes the Department of Interior and Local Government, military and police.

A total of P10,406,475.28 standby funds, 120,383 family food packs, and P117,884,769.03 worth of food and non-food items from the Department of Social Welfare and Development have been made available at Field Offices in CAR, Region I, II, and III. The resources have been ready since October 9, 2015, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Lando.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that all disaster teams in DSWD-Field Offices along the path of Lando are now on alert status, ready to provide technical assistance to local government units.