Guv hopes ‘Domeng’ brings rains in Negros-A A +A
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Tuesday he is hoping that Tropical Depression “Domeng” would bring rains needed by farmers.
Rice and sugarcane farmers in the province have been hoping for rains as their plantations have already started to dry up, he said.
"But we should not disregard and we should not be complacent about the typhoon," the governor said.
He said that Domeng could not create a storm surge, which was expected in five villages in Cadiz City and four barangays in San Carlos City, because it has weakened.
Meanwhile, Domeng changed course and is now moving slowly northwest instead of its earlier direction of west northwest based on Pagasa's latest weather bulletin.
Domeng is expected to be 360 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur today. On Thursday, it will be 230 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, and on Friday, it will be north northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
Meanwhile, the governor also encouraged people living in coastal areas to plant mangroves which can serve as big protection against floods and possible water or storm surge. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 09, 2014.