Marcos leads NDDRMC briefing on Typhoon Karding
TYPHOON KARDING – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that the Philippines may have gotten “lucky” during the onslaught of the typhoon, adding that government agencies had planned and prepared for it.
The President also praised local government units for communicating with residents about what needed to be done during this disaster.
When it comes to disaster preparations, there is no such thing as “overkill,” according to Marcos, because it is better to over-prepare for its effects.
He added that the government would only “stand down” from dealing with the situation once “the majority of the evacuees are already back home.”
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Karding affected 643 people or 164 families in 28 barangays in Cagayan, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, and Cordillera.
It added that 590 people, or 147 families, were staying in 34 evacuation centers, while 53 people, or 13 families, were staying outside of evacuation centers.
A police incident report cited that five rescuers were killed in a flash flood in Barangay Camias in San Miguel, Bulacan, following the onslaught of Karding on Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, based on the weather bulletin issued by PAGASA at 11 AM today, Typhoon Karding slightly weakens as it continues to move west-northwestward away from Luzon
It is traversing West Northwestward at 30 km/h and has maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h.
The center of the eye of Typhoon Karding was located 230 km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 remains in different areas, particularly in Luzon.
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