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Bulacan Gov alerts offices, teams to prepare for typhoon Juan
By: PPAO
Monday, 18 October 2010
CITY OF MALOLOS- Gov. Wilhelmino Alvarado alerts his disater and emergency team as Bulacan braces for typhoon Juan, after PAG-ASA declared Signal No. 1 in the province.

Alvarado stayed in the Operation Center of the Provincial Disaster and Management Office (PDMO) to personally address reports from affected municipalities that will require immediate decision making.

He instructed his team to coordinate with the municipalities to mobilize officials and rescue teams, also, to keep an eye on their area of jurisdiction and immediately report critical and emergency situations for quick response.

According to him, the role of the Provincial Government is imperative in promoting order and securing safety of the constituents, thus, it should be more prepared and vigilant during emergency situations such as natural calamities.

The governor also directed PDMO personnel to
closely monitor the website of PAG-ASA on movement of the typhoon, particularly its accompanying rain and gusty winds and how these have affected critical areas in the province including coastal and upland areas.

Bulacan officials also continue to monitor the level of dams situated in the province. As of 8 am, Monday, the water level in Ipo Dam is pegged at 99.39 m., while the 180.66 m. water level in Angat Dam has surpassed its critical level of 180 m.

Meanwhile, radio operators, call trackers and dispatchers are also ready to receive emergency calls and direct them to authorities and rescue teams for appropriate actions. The governor urged the Bulakenyos to help the Provincial Government mitigate, if not prevent, the potential damages of natural calamities by reporting any untoward incident through operation hotline (044) 791-0566.

Aside from these preparations, Alvarado has also intructed the personnel from Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to start packing relief goods for possible relief operation. ###

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