OCD CALABARZON reminds counterparts for rainy season preparations
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Aug 1 (PIA) –-The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) CALABARZON as the operating arm and chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) CALABARZON strongly advises its counterparts from both the regional and local levels to strengthen preparedness measures for the rainy season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 response operations.
Director Olivia Luces, OCD Regional Director and RDRRMC Chairperson, reiterates the NDRRMC Memorandum No. 54 s. 2020 which provides the general measures on rainy season preparedness.
In said policy, RDRRMC member agencies and Response Clusters are reminded of risk-informed decision making, harmonization of functions of Response Clusters and the Regional Inter-Agency and Regional Task Forces Against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the RDRRMC CALABARZON Emergency Operations Center is still on high alert status to monitor possible effects of the continuous rainy season experienced in the region,
On the other hand, Local DRRM Councils are advised to ensure the availability and continuity of vital facilities and services, identify and acquire logistics requirements and also underscore evacuation planning in cognizance to the implemented community quarantine guidelines.
In addition, RDRRMC CALABARZON advises the general public to monitor the news for the latest weather updates, warnings and advisories, prepare emergency bags and follow protocols related to the community quarantine guidelines. (PIA-4A/OCD-4A)