Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. again advised Olongapeños to be prepared for disaster and emergencies.

“Hindi lamang Pilipinas ang nasalanta ng mga bagyo kundi pati na rin ang ibang bansa katulad ng China kung saan umabot sa isang milyon ang residenteng nasalanta at lumikas dahil sa bagyong Morakot at nagdulot ng isa sa pinakamalaking baha sa Taiwan ngayon,” paliwanag ni Mayor Gordon,” Mayor Gordon explained.

The Olongapo City Disaster Management Office (DMO) reminds the following guidelines when typhoons occur:

• Be calm and stay at home;
• Monitor weather news and updates;
• Clear the streets from unnecessary road blocks in case of emergencies;
• Avoid flood and landslide prone areas;
• Reserve extra food, medicines, clothes, drinking water and first aid kits;
• In case of floods, turn off the electric main switch in your homes;
• Make sure that important things like appliances and personal documents are safe from flood water and rains;
• Avoid low level areas, rivers, seaside, and mountainous areas. Typhoons may cause landslides, mudslides or rockslides that may be dangerous to lives and properties;
• Do not cross on flooded areas or rivers;
• Do not use wet or washed out electric appliances or gasoline-operated equipment;
• Keep the phone lines open to facilitate rescue and communication in times of emergencies.

For crisis situation, residents may call the Mayor’s Office at 222-2565 or the Disaster Management Office at 224-7846.


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