On Typhoon Rolly

The Palace is closely monitoring the movement of typhoon Rolly which is forecast to pass the Bicol Region tomorrow morning, as of the Severe Weather Bulletin #7 of PAGASA.

Concerned disaster agencies of the government are now on standby 24/7.  The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center is already on Red Alert Status and is in close coordination with all regional disaster risk reduction and management councils and local government units that are in the track of the Typhoon. They have been conducting Pre-Disaster Risk Assessments to ensure that all local government units and communities are prepared for the possible impacts of the typhoon to landslide-, flood-, storm surge- and lahar flow- prone areas. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), on the one hand, has stockpiles and standby funds amounting to more than P879-M, as of October 30 6PM, for ready resource augmentation to local government units.

We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe.