Lubao Prepares for Typhoon “Rolly”
As typhoon Rolly continued to intensify and race towards Central Luzon, the Municipal Government of Lubao took steps to prepare for whatever eventualities the stormy weather will bring in the next few days.
Acting upon the orders of Mayor Esmeralda Pineda, the local disaster risk reduction and management council convened with barangay officials and national government agencies in attendance.
Municipal department heads also took part in the council meeting to kickstart the pre-and-post disaster actions set by the council.
Sandbags were prepared for dispatch should anti-flood mitigation will be needed while repacked goods have been stockpiled for immediate relief operations.
Mayor Pineda instructed Councilor Edgar Dabu, focal official on disaster management, to reopen evacuation sites for possible temporary relocation of affected residents.
Vice Mayor Jay Montemayor also oversaw the refueling and preparation of motorized rescue boats which will be deployed if water search and rescue will be required.
Several barangays of Lubao, especially those along the shorelines, are prone to flooding and storm surge.
As of this writing typhoon Rolly was packing wind speeds reaching 185 kilometers near the center as it moves towards the direction of Central and Southern Luzon.
It was said to be in the category of destructive typhoons Yolanda and Ondoy.