Issued on 2021. January 12

 

FLOOD AND RAIN-INDUCED LANDSLIDE THREAT ADVISORY
FOR REGION X (NORTHERN MINDANAO)

RE: DOST-PAGASA LA NIÑA CLIMATE ADVISORY

 

This is to respectfully inform that based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) CLIMATE ADVISORY No. 5 (La Niña) issued on 06 January 2021 (excerpts cited):

Majority of the climate models suggest a continuation of La Niña conditions until January-February-March 2021 season, with 95% probability. It has an increasing chance of returning to ENSO neutral during April-May-June 2021 season, with 50% probability. There is yet an increased likelihood of above normal rainfall during January-February-March 2021 season that can lead to potential adverse impacts including flooding in low-lying areas, rain-induced landslides and overflowing of rivers over vulnerable areas, with varying magnitude. All concerned agencies are still advised to take precautionary measures to mitigate these hydrometeorological hazards.

In this regard, the Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils/Offices are please advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures in view of the DOST-PAGASA La Niña Climate Advisory which could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are kindly advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council/Office (C/M DRRMC/O) to plan for any emergency, including evacuation measures.  Caution should be taken that evacuation centers are located in safe areas, that these should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

All these measures should be hand-in-hand with safety and health protocols in view of the pandemic.

Everyone is please advised to keep informed on the latest weather bulletin from PAGASA.

Thank you.