DILG Warns LGU's Of Visayas And Southern Luzon To Be Prepared Of The Strong Typhoon This Coming Holy Week

Philippines - Interior and Local Government ( DILG ) Secretary Mar Roxas , is giving a warning on local officials in the eastern part of the Visayas and southern part of Luzon to be prepared  in possible  impact of the  upcoming  typhoon who has an  international name "Maysak ".

In a statement last Tuesday , Roxas called on local leaders "to stand guard " and be prepared to the storm which will be  called " Chedeng " upon entering the Philippine Area of Reponsibility or PAR, which is expected to come into the country this Holy week.

"The storm is still far but we must be ready and vigilant we must be prepared on the cost and possible casualty of this upcoming storm, " a reminder ( DILG ) Secretary Mar Roxas , to the Governor and Mayor of the provinces and areas likely to hit by the storm .

Roxas ,which is also a  vice chairman of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ( NDRRMC) , said that the Mayor will be the first responders in times of disaster .

The Mayors,  should man the command centers in their respective localities," reminded of the DILG secretary.

As of 11 am , the state weather agency (PAGASA) announced that  Storm" Maysak " gaining strength while approaching the Philippines . It has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It moves to west - northwest at 20 kph .

PAGASA, said that this typhoon is still too far  to affect any part of  the country. It is expected to enter the country on  Wednesday  evening or  early Thursday morning and will be named "Chedeng" as it enter the Philippines. Area of Responsibility or PAR
source: GMA