CDRRMO monitors rain-related incidents PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 August 2014 12:33

Personnel from The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has been on 24 hour-duty to monitor possible flooding and other rain-related incidents due to heavy downpour that hit the city starting Saturday.

Assistant City Administrator and CDRRMO (ad interim) head Elmeir Apolinario, Ph.D. said no untoward incidents due to heavy rains were reported since Saturday night. There were however, fire incidents reported in Villa, Sta. Maria Saturday midnight and another one in Purok 4 Patalon Sunday morning.

“Our personnel are on duty 24/7 and we can mobilize the concerned agencies at short notice as there is a good coordination and relationship between these offices all for the common good, for public service and public safety,” Apolinario said.

Based on monitoring, water rose in several low lying areas such as Plaza pershing, Tomas Claudio, Pilar Street, Camanchile Drive including the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex. Water however subsided after a few hours. The water level in the city’s 3 major rivers- Tumaga, Tugbungan and Pasonanca also rose a little.

Mayor Beng Climaco Saturday afternoon called on the public to be on alert for possible flooding due to heavy rains. She urged residents to coordinate with barangay officials and the police in cases of emergencies.

The fire incident in Sta. Maria midnight Saturday affected 6 families whose houses were partially damaged. In Patalon, one family was affected.

On the other hand, Apolinario said the city’s CCTV center have monitored drag racing activities in various parts of the city. Appropriate actions have been taken to stop such activities, he added. — Sheila Covarrubias