Intensified disaster preparedness program urged PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 11:29

By ROLANDO O. RUBIO

 

The regional office of the Civil Defense-9 tasked to spearhead the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and in coordination with the local government or its own (CDRRMC) should intensify efforts aimed at bringing to less or zero casualty regardless of any disaster that might hit the city of Zamboanga.

One of the measures is the periodic and comprehensive conduct of disaster preparedness drill in all government offices, private and public schools and among the business sector as well. This will gird the community to respond appropriately in times of emergency ,that is, resulting to less panic and utmost alertness.

This is to say that, disaster preparedness is everybody’s concerned, and saving one’s life including his property is a must. The city certainly could not spare herself from both natural and man made disasters, taking a bold stand and staying at the forefront propel collective action among its citizenry. One however, could opine that no human hands can go against the force of nature and reducing risk or the number of casualties amid calamities seem within the endowment of people’s initiative.

On the other hand, the disaster preparedness is not solely intended for the month of July as we observe the so called National Consciousness activity but rather it is a whole year- round observance.

Disaster preparedness and alertness nonetheless cushion the impact of damage to property and likewise dwindle the magnitude of vulnerability. Moreover, the same could lessen the number of internally displaced persons or IDP’s, and it could also generate savings for LGU’s relative to rescue and distribution of relief goods, and expenditures as well.

People then would be less traumatic, stressful, and chaotic in the midst of crisis for they can act very decisively when disaster strikes as timeline would be that of the essence. Remember that hostile situation would mean haste against waste.

Ample knowledge relative to disaster preparedness and alertness serves as the key point to such catastrophic events.

In this regards, disaster plan should also be sought indispensably, that is, the iocal government should set the blueprint; the Barangay should cast the action -rescue map; and every household should strengthen the solid and sound life -saving perspective,

One thing is certain, disaster are all force majeure, life is so precious above something else. The intensification of ail these disaster preparedness programs should be in place—-NOW!!