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    Flooding, landslide threaten Phl

    THE Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in Tacloban City, Central Philippines, on Tuesday urged residents living in coastal and low-lying areas to be on alert for possible flooding and landslide that may be triggered by heavy rains induced by typhoon “Glenda.”
    All concerned disaster risk reduction management councils (DRRMCs) are also advised to intensity the conduct of information dissemination in the eastern seaboard, said Dr. Blanche Gobenciong, OCD 8 regional director.
    Typhoon signal number 3 has been hoisted over Northern Samar; signal number 2 in Eastern Samar and Western Samar and signal number 1 over northern Leyte and Biliran Island.
    Currently, they are waiting updates from the Northern Samar PDRRMC that convened Monday for their needed preparation.
    On the other hand, date received from the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) of Tacloban disclosed some 150 families already evacuated at the Tacloban City Astrodome. These are families staying in tent cities in San Jose district’s Village 88.
    Gobenciong added that they are coordinating with the Philippine Army and the Philippine Air Force for the evacuation of families in Magallanes district and Village 58, all in Tacloban City.
    Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard-Catbalogan disclosed that some 1,540 passengers and 173 rolling cargoes are stranded at Northern Samar’s Allen Port as of 3 a.m. Tuesday.
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