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Fernando continuously monitors affected areas in Bulacan after Typhoon Rolly's landfall
By: PPAO
Monday, 02 November 2020
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FIRSTHAND TYPHOON MONITORING. Governor and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chairman Daniel R. Fernando at the PDRRMO Operation Center while keeping track of the movement of Typhoon Rolly as he monitors the flooded areas in the Province of Bulacan last Sunday with Provincial Administrator Eugenio C. Payongayong. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS- As the Typhoon Rolly exits Luzon, Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando continuously conducts monitoring from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Operation Center to mobilize the entire capacity of the Provincial Government of Bulacan to assist Bulakenyos especially those who are in low-lying areas as the typhoon made its landfall in the province.

As per the Typhoon Rolly Forecast Track, Bulacan is down to tropical cyclone signal no. 1 after hitting signal no. 4 this Sunday morning which left 8 barangays in Hagonoy and 18 barangays in Calumpit flooded due to high tide, heavy rain and dam release.

Accordingly, Fernando instructed to prepare a list of prepositioned response team per local government unit to better keep track of the situation in each areas in the province.

Prior the arrival of the super typhoon, the Bulacan Sports Complex and Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium were readied as the two designated evacuation centers wherein a stockpile of 20,000 food packs were prepared.

There are also 42 designated evacuation centers in total located in the affected cities and towns including Cities of Malolos, Meycauayan and San Jose Del Monte and municipalities of Calumpit, Obando, Pulilan, Norzagaray, Bulakan, City of SaSan Miguel, Paombong, Hagonoy, Guiguinto, and Plaridel that are currently housing 778 families with 2,932 individuals.

Moreover, Fernando expressed his gratefulness that the province is generally safe during the super typhoon and said that each other's cooperation and strong relationship with the Lord are important during these times.

"Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa ating dakilang Diyos at sa panalangin ng bawat isa na maging ligtas ang ating lalawigan sa unos na ito. Labis po ang akong paniniwala that "prayers can move mountains". Malaking bagay din po ang mahigpit na ugnayan at pagsubabay natin sa tamang impormasyon at ang sama-sama nating pagsamo sa Panginoon. Bagama't humihina na ang bagyo, patuloy pa rin po tayong mag-ingat at patuloy rin ang ating pagbabantay para sa ating kapwa Bulakenyo," the governor said.

According to PAGASA's severe weather bulletin no. 17, Typhoon Rolly is expected to exit Southern Luzon area until this morning and by Tuesday afternoon, it is expected to totally leave the Philippine area of responsibility.

Within 24 hours, coastal areas in Bulacan along with Quezon, Aurora, Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga and Bataan were included in the Orange Warning Level with 2 to 3.0 m storm surge.

In case of emergency, Bulakenyos may call the Bulacan Rescue hotline at (044) 791-0566, 0905-333-3319, and 0942-367-1455. ###

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