The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) here expressed readiness Monday morning against "Auring" although the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier said it has now weakened into a low pressure area (LPA).
Puerto Princesa City Information Officer Richard Ligad told members of the local media here that in the early Monday morning, CDRRMO coordination meeting that was led by Mayor Lucilo Bayron, the local PAGASA informed that Auring's effect will be felt by residents starting Tuesday morning.
"According to updates from PAGASA, we will feel 'Auring' tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, and hopefully weaker in strength because it is just now a LPA," Ligad said.
He said if Auring will not change its speed, it will pass through Puerto Princesa, and Cuyo that is currently under Signal No. 1 in the southern part of Palawan.
Ligad furthered that the CDRRMO's operation center will be fully activated Tuesday morning at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum (PPCC) to respond to any emergency.
"Although this typhoon is not really strong, our CDRRMO will be on standby, and we are calling on residents living in landslide-prone areas to evacuate as soon as they see that conditions are not favorable for them because of Auring. We will be on standby 24/7," Ligad furthered.
Ligad said barangays in low-lying areas will be placed under monitoring to ensure residents can be immediately evacuated when Auring hits with strong winds and heavy rains.
Relief goods have also been packed by the city government in preparation for Auring, and to support families that will be evacuated.
Source: Philippines News Agency