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Monday, October 05, 2009

Typhoon Pepeng Advisory

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. is advising the constituents of Olongapo to be alert and monitor the weather forecast in connection with ‘Typhoon Pepeng’’.

This, after the weather bureau said that ‘Typhoon Pepeng’’ (with international name PARMA) could develop into a super typhoon as it make landfall in Northern Luzon tomorrow.

“According to PAG-ASA, it could raise the storm signal no. 4 at 215 kph by 11 pm today over Northern Luzon if the typhoon will continue to strengthen,” said Mayor Gordon. “We hope and pray that this typhoon will slow down so that we may be spared from the possible catastrophe it may bring,” he added.

“Signal no. 4 means that residential and commercial buildings may be severely damaged, large trees uprooted, and power and communications lines may be cut. So we are advising Olongapeños to prepare for the worst. Store potable water, food supplies, medicines and avoid low-lying and land-slide prone areas,” Mayor Gordon advised.

Classes in the city has already been suspended as of 12:00 pm today to ensure the safety of students.

Meanwhile, Mayor Gordon has already tasked the members of the City Disaster Coordinating Council to monitor and prepare for the impending super typhoon.

In case of emergencies, concerned citizens may call the Mayor’s Office at 224-2565 or the Disaster Management Office at 224-7846 or call their respective barangays:

New Asinan 223-5708
Banicain 611-0832
Barretto 222-4925
East Bajac-Bajac 222-5035
East Tapinac 223-3444
Gordon Heights 223-5497
Kalaklan 224-6983
Mabayuan 224-5179
New Cabalan 224-5414
New Ilalim 223-9772
New Kababae 224-8458
New Kalalake 224-8264
Old Cabalan 223-1629
Pag-Asa 222-8037
Sta. Rita 222-4172
West Bajac-Bajac 222-5173
West Tapinac 223-3434



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