Thursday, December 4, 2014

Albay braces for 'Ruby'
by Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 4, (PNA) -- The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) on Thursday morning convened the local chief executives (LCEs) and the Association of Barangay Captains in the province to map out preparation and mitigation measures in response to the threats of super typhoon "Ruby."

PDRRMC chair Governor Joey Salceda also directed the LCEs to convene their respective city and municipal DRRMCs to mobilize some communities for evacuation and propositioning of manpower and resources.

In an advisory posted by Salceda in his Facebook page, he said "Don't go to class tomorrow unless you are evacuating. We need the classrooms and we have to clear and clean them. Use the time to prepare for a possibly 2-3 days seclusion from bad elements."

All classes on Friday are suspended until lifted.

The governor also advice middle class and working class families with houses built of strong materials and located in low risk areas to stay home "to make sure you have five kilograms of rice, 15 instant noodles and nine canned goods.

"Don't forget the traditional items in a survival kit, especially flashlight with battery, power bank charger and modest load. Avail of three-day unlimited packages tomorrow," he added.(PNA) FFC/FGS/CBD