Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council Meeting

Dealing Super Typhoon Yolanda(‘Haiyan’)

Yolanda MeetingNovember 7, 2013. Mayor Cesante called for a meeting regarding the impending threat by the super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (International name: Haiyan).

Focal persons of various sectors vital for risk preparedness, reduction and management attended the meeting. The following were present during the meeting: Beltran M. Aragon (DepEd Division I Superintendent), Luis C. Carin(Principal-DNHS), SPO2 Cleto Q. Pia (Deputy Chief of Police),  Jona G. Villahermosa (MSWD/SWA), SFO3 Shoji M. Mendaros (BFP-Dalaguete), Almar Villahermosa (Municipal Environment Department-Head), Eriberto C. Bentazal (ABC-President), Junrey D. Tenefrancia (DDRRMO), Vicitacion C. Cañete (Municipal Budget Office-ICO), Expedizitas S. Lenares (MANRO), Dr. Jose Edgar Alonso (MHO), Engr. Donald Abraham Lara (MEO)Felix Omilig (PMAO), William Lagahid, and Mario Montenegro (Sangguniang Bayan).

The main subject of the meeting is to conduct preparation for TD Yolanda’s least and worst case scenario. That is before, during and after it passes the affected areas. Part of the preparation before the typhoon is the suspension of classes, identifying and preparing of evacuation centers; such as the Dalaguete National High School and Sitio Lapaz covered court of Brgy. Poblacion. Tall trees that might fall during Yolanda’s gutsy wind are either trimmed or cut. Hazard warnings are disseminated to barangays with potential risk of flood, landslide and storm surge.

Mayor Cesante ordered that special units from the PNP and BFP to stand by and Red Alert is in effect. Mobilization assets from the Municipal Engineering office are mobilized to gather possible evacuees from the coastal barangays, to avoid storm surges, to the nearest evacuation centers. Since Yolanda’s scheduled land fall is tomorrow noon, November 8, 2013 and Friday is the “market day”, Dalaguete PMAO would possibly postpone the ‘market day’ and to evacuate the vendors situated at the back of the Public Market to the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Center. Furthermore, Mayor Cesante pointed out that water and electricity supply are the post Yolanda concern for the municipality.


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