NDRRMC: Brace for possible flooding, landslides as 3 weather systems affecting PH

(30 November 2020)

The regional, and local disaster risk reduction and management councils, and the public are advised to take precautionary measures as flooding and rain-induced landslides in highly susceptible areas may occur during heavy rainfall due to the tail-end of a frontal system, northeast monsoon, and the low pressure area (LPA) which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility yesterday evening.

As of 4:00 p.m today, the LPA was estimated 475 kilometers East of Legazpi City, Albay and has a low chance of becoming a Tropical Depression in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said.

In the rainfall forecast of PAGASA, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Bicol region tomorrow morning until afternoon while light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela, Aurora, Quezon, and Eastern Visayas.

Meanwhile, Bicol region, Quezon, Aurora, the northern and eastern portion of mainland Cagayan, the eastern portion of Isabela, and Apayao will experience moderate to heavy rains tomorrow afternoon until Wednesday afternoon while light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over the rest of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of CALABARZON, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Visayas.

RDRRMCs are now holding Pre Disaster Risk Assessment meetings in preparation for the effects of the three weather systems.