The figure was released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in their situation report issued at 8:00 a.m. today. NDRRMC reported six barangays with 260 families and 1,144 persons in Surigao City were evacuated in Luna Brgy. Hall, St. Bernadette Chapel, Brgy. Washington Covered Court, Surigao City Gymnasium, Surigao Pilot Elem. School, Brgy. Taganito Gymnasium, Mabuhay Elem. School, Brgy. Cauilan Multi-purpose Hall, and Magsaysay Municipal Hall. Also, 20 families composed of 100 persons in Barangay San Antonio, Province of Dinagat Islands were evacuated to San Antonio, Libjo PBMA Sub-Chapter. Meanwhile, 63 families or 318 persons from Barangay Taglatawan in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur were 30
also evacuated to Bayugan East Central Elem. School. Moreover, five barangays in the municipality of San Francisco were temporarily transferred to San Francisco Municipal Gym and in Mormons Church, composed of 104 families or an equivalent to 334 persons. The Regional DRRMC Operation Center continuously maintained 24/7 monitoring, disseminated NDRRMC advisories to the RDRRMC member-agencies, and coordinated with the local DRRMCs for situational update, the NDRRMC reported. Further, the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands had issued Alert Level 2 upon recommendation of PAGASA Surigao. MDRRMCs were activated to undertake precautionary measures and were
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alert for possible pre-emptive evacuation. Furthermore, the Active Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island Search and Rescue Team (DISART) are on stand-by to closely monitor the situation on their respective AORs. In a related development, Provincial DRRMC of Agusan del Norte and City DRRMC of Butuan continuously monitoring the water level of Agusan River with response teams and rescue equipment ready for mobilization when necessary. The Quick Response Team (QART) of Surigao City was already deployed to flood-prone areas in the city especially in Brgy. San Juan for actual survey of the situation. DPWH Caraga, on the other hand, conducted monitoring of the conditions of major roads and bridges while Disaster Preparedness Teams and Equipment are on-stand by ready for deployment. Based on the Public Weather Forecast of PAGASA, at 2:00 a.m. today, LPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 120 km Southwest of Cotabato City (6.3oN, 123.3oE), while tail-end of a cold front is affecting the Visayas Region.
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