THERE is no let up for early warning mechanisms in La Trinidad as orientation for all barangays will ensue to prepare for the rainy months.

Olive Luces of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said directives will be disseminated to the 16 barangays of the municipality about the orientation that is slated on August.

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The OCD will conduct the standard seminar based on many scenarios of disasters for residents to have a situational overview of impending dangers brought about by storms.

Luces said there will also be assistance and skills training for residents in the area to equip them on first aid needed in emergencies.

Luces said the local chief executives will also be included in the orientation as well as the barangay leaders.

Luces also advised barangay leaders to have warning systems in their localities.

On the onset of the rainy season, former Mayor Artemio Galwan already issued a memorandum for all 16 barangays to be wary of landslides.

In La Trinidad, Barangays Beckel, Wangal, and Bineng are considered landslide prone areas.

The municipality does not want to have a repeat of last year's storm casualty count with deaths from Little Kibungan and Buyagan taking its toll on the town's resources.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported there will be an expected deluge of storms in the coming months due to the La Niña phenomenon.

Weather forecaster Danny Galaty said rainfall might exceed that of last year's unprecedented 416 millimeters of rainfall in six hours during the height of Typhoon Pepeng on September 26.(Maria Elena Catajan)