Iloilo activates crisis center as ‘Ofel’ nears-A A +A
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog has activated the city disaster risk reduction and management center as early reports showed Iloilo is in the direct path of Tropical Storm “Ofel” (international codename: Son-Tinh).
Mabilog advised barangay residents to be vigilant and prepare their needed food and water essentials at home. He also told them to monitor the weather condition.
Northern Iloilo is also expected to be hit by the storm on Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26.
Mabilog said the crisis center has already mobilized various volunteer groups in rescue and relief operations.
He said it is better to be prepared at all times to avoid any damage or casualty. (LCP)