THE Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) reminded the public not to be misled about an online article on the impending landfall of a super typhoon named Ramon in Northern Luzon on November 17 to 18.
Retired Commodore Albert Mogol, CDRRMC chairman and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Cordillera director, said that according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) regional service division, it is still too early to forecast the exact location of landfall and potential strength of the developing low pressure area (LPA).
"Based on Pagasa's weekly weather outlook from November 8 to 15, 2019, a low pressure area from the Pacific may enter the eastern boundary of the Philippine area of responsibility on November 12, 2019 and based on our protocols described in the Cordillera Regional Disaster Response Plan for Hydro-meteorological hazards, we can only issue official public warning and advisories as soon as we receive official reports from Pagasa," Mogol said.
The CDRRMC reminded the public to be proactive, remain vigilant and ensure the implementation of community and family preparedness measures at all times.
Pagasa is the only official source for hydro-meteorological related information in the country such as updates on tropical cyclones.
"We would like the public to always get the latest weather information coming from Pagasa who is the official source of hydro-meteorological related information in the Philippines such as updates on tropical cyclones," Mogol added.