Disaster front liners join training

THE disaster frontlines from the different local government units and members of the Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) joined the post disaster need assessment (PDNA) training spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Cordillera.

The OCD-Cordillera information officer Frances Carasi said the training will help their partner agencies in the region to assess cost of damages which were brought by different disasters as well as incoming disasters.

“This training will help them assess as well as identify areas damaged by disasters,” Carasi said.

Through the training, the local disaster risk reduction and management and other line agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Agriculture and Department of Public Works and Highways will serve as frontlines in helping assess the impact of every disaster.

As part of the training, Carasi also reminded the public especially in the region, which is a 90 percent landslide prone area to always be alert these rainy days.

“We ask those who are in the landslide prone areas to evacuate as early as possible and to be updated every time. We are sending advisory to the public four times for them to be ready and evacuate as soon as possible,” Carasi said.
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