Nueva Vizcaya execs orders preemptive evacuation in low-lying areas

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 17 (PNA) -- Provincial officials here on Saturday ordered villagers in low-lying communities in the province to follow preemptive evacuation in the wake of typhoon ‘Lando’.

Maybelle Blossom Dumlao-Sevillena, provincial administrator, said she has issued an advisory and order to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office(PDRRMO) to cause the preemptive evacuation among villagers living near rivers and creeks.

“This is a move to prevent any untoward incident that may happen during the onslaught of Typhoon 'Lando' in the province,” she said.

Typhoon Lando has triggered alarm among local government unit officials here due to its strong winds and possible heavy rains.

Dumlao-Sevillena said that while dredging of canals has been undertaken by local government units in the province before the rainy season, heavy rains spawned by typhoons might bring flashfloods to low-lying villages.

Officials and technical personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways were also put on alert over the possible occurrence of landslides along the national highway from Diadi to Sta. Fe towns.

The move aims to prevent congestion of traffic among commuters going in and outside the province which serves as the gateway to Cagayan Valley region. (PNA)

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