Sufficient reserves for ‘Ompong’ response: NDRRMC spox

MANILA With typhoon "Ompong" (international name Mangkhut) expected to batter a large portion of the country, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) assured the public that there are sufficient reserves of manpower and equipment for any eventuality.

"We also have reserves, national reserves both in personnel, at saka sa mga (and also) equipment na ipe-preposition natin (that we will pre-position) either sa (in) Clark (Pampanga) or sa (in) Cauayan Airport (Isabela)," NDRRMC spokesperson Edgar Posadas said Tuesday.

He added that the other details on this matter will be discussed in Wednesday's Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA).

"Magkakaroon din po tayo ng follow up PDRA para tingnan natin yung mas na-refine natin na kahandaaan saka yung plans natin to address itong papasok na bagyong 'Mangkhut' (We will have a follow up PDRA to check our refined preparations and also our plans to address the impact of the typhoon 'Mangkhut' that is about tho enter the country)," he added.

Posadas also said President Rodrigo Duterte's marching order to the Office of Civil Defense and the NDRRMC is to ensure that all preparedness measures are in place, relevant, timely and effective. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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