By Jojo B. Lamaria
BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 21 (PNA) – – Cordillera Region will experience stormy weather until Sunday, Aug. 23.
Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Cordillera Regional Office Director Alex Uy, in an updated report Friday, said that heavy rains with strong winds would still be experienced Friday night until early morning Saturday.
Uy, quoting the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Authority (PAGASA), further said that estimated rainfall amount was from moderate to heavy within the 600-km diameter of the typhoon.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces under PSWS#3, #2 and #1 were alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned were advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 p.m. Friday, August 21, Uy added.
Two landslide incidents were reported in Benguet and Mountain Province, which killed three people and injured one.
Some residents were also reported trapped and rescued in flash flooding incidents in Abra and Kalinga.
Uy said the national government is doing its job as well as the local government units (LGUs).
“We are stronger if every family is prepared to address the threat of enhanced habagat due to TY INENG,” Uy said. (PNA)