Pagpangandam Sa Paglikay Sa Katalagman Sa Bagyong Ompong

Per PAGASA’s Severe Weather Bulletin #4 as of 11:00AM of September 13, 2018, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 725 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.5 °N, 130.9 °E), Moving West at 20kph with maximum sustained winds of 205kph near the center and the gustiness up to 255kph.

According to PAGASA’s projection, Typhoon Ompong is expected to make landfall in northern Cagayan on Saturday morning. Typhoon Ompong MAY NOT directly hit Cebu, but will still affect our weather systems, which will bring moderate to heavy rainfall from Sept 14-15, 2018.

Hence, we advise everybody to ready our ALL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES in preparation for the secondary impacts brought by Typhoon Ompong.

For further details please take note of the following advisories:

As the Province of Cebu is under BLUE ALERT, we advise that the Municipal/City DRRM Council of each LGU to convene and discuss their preparation from Stockpiling, Manpower, Resource Mobilization, Equipment and other necessary preparations.

Suspension of Classes:
Since the typhoon will not directly hit the Province, it is now the discretion of the LCE or the School Head to declare the suspension of classes according to their existing weather condition present in the locality.

Sea Vessels
As of this afternoon, the Philippine Coast Guard has announced that boat trips can travel until 5PM today. Yesterday, PCG ordered the cancellation of all trips to and from Cebu starting noon today.

Fisherfolks and those with small sea crafts are advised not to sail out over the seaboards of Visayas.

Cash Crops / Crops that are ready are advised to be harvested earlier to prevent any damages brought by possible strong winds and flooding.

Refrain from doing outdoor activities from September 14-15, 2018 (Friday and Saturday), especially those involving hiking, trekking, or water adventure.

Coastal Communities
Residents living near the coastal areas are advised to take shelter for possible big waves generated by the Habagat, specifically during high tides from September 14-15, 2018.

Other High-Risk Areas
We stress the importance of PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION AND VIGILANCE to all areas susceptible to rain-induced landslide and flashflood. Keep monitoring and coordinate with your respective BDRRMCs and MDRRMCs for the weather updates.

Chairperson – Cebu PDRRMC

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