Mayor activates disaster councils

MAYOR Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ordered on Friday the village officials to activate the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (BDRRMC) to be the focal group to address disaster issues.

Salazar issued the order as a preemptive measure although Zamboanga City is not within the path of Typhoon Ruby.

Salazar said has advised the BDRRMC to initiate preventive disaster management such as information dissemination, family preparedness and if needed, evacuation.

"The public is reminded to stay vigilant in anticipation of the approaching typhoon," Salazar said.

She also advised the residents along riverbanks, flood-prone and landslide-prone areas to take precautionary measures although "the coastline and rivers remain calm."

She said the residents can call the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) through telephone numbers (062)926-92-73, (062)926-92-74 or (062)991-11-71.

The weather bureau said Friday afternoon that Typhoon Ruby slightly weakened while moving toward Eastern Visayas. [Read more about Typhoon Ruby.](Bong Garcia)


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