Sorsogon disaster units on high alert for supertyphoon Yolanda

Typhoon  Yolanda: Satellite Image  for 4:30 a.m., 07 November 2013. Courtesy of PAGASA
Typhoon Yolanda: Satellite Image
for 4:30 a.m., 07 November 2013. Courtesy of PAGASA

By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.

SORSOGON PROVINCE, 07Nov2013 (  – “We cannot do anything to suppress typhoon Yolanda what we can do is to condition the minds of our provincemate to be alert and safety conscious”, were the words of Governor Raul Lee when he briefed the local media at the Sorsogon Provincial Risk Disaster Management Office (SPDRRMO) about the preparations of the provincial disaster group as the province hovers under signal number 2.

With the presence of the army and police contingent who during calamities are in close cooperation for possible rescue and disaster related works, the governor again instructed Engineer Raden Dimaano, disaster management chief to see to it that equipment for deployment should be strategically pre-positioned on critical areas. It was learned that since November 1, after tracking the position of typhoon Haiyan in international waters, the group of Dimaano advanced the information to the local chief executives of the possible impact of the typhoon codenamed by PAGASA as Yolanda, making early preparation by local government units for the impending super typhoon.

In their weather bulletin as of 10am today, the Operation Center of SPDRRMO tracked down Super Typhoon Yolanda to slightly changes its track as it continue to intensify its current position at 9 degrees north and 132 degrees east of Mindanao area and is forecast to move west north west at an accelerated speed.

Before 12 noon today, Sorsogon was under storm signal number 2. SPDRRMO tracks international weather tracking agencies aside from Pagasa. []


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