Cagayan disaster council convenes ahead of 'Carina' landfall


Posted at Jul 31 2016 01:11 PM

Cagayan disaster council convenes ahead of 'Carina' landfall 1
Disaster officials of Cagayan prepare for sever tropical storm "Carina".

MANILA - Cagayan Valleys's Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) has convened in Tuguegarao City on Sunday morning, in preparation for the onslaught of severe tropical storm "Carina"

The RDRRMC instructed all local government units to be on alert for any eventualities during the expected landfall of Carina in Northern Cagayan on Sunday afternoon.

Cagayan is among six provinces under public storm warning signal number 2. Signal number 1 was hoisted over seven other areas.

(READ: 'Carina' now a severe tropical storm)

Cagayan province has been experiencing intermittent moderate to heavy rains since early Sunday.



Monday's classes have been cancelled in the elementary and high school levels in the entire Isabela and Cagayan provinces, including Santiago City, according to Department of Education-Region 2 Director Estella Carino.

Manila-bound flights of Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines in Tuguegarao City have been cancelled due to bad weather. Small crafts heading to Batanes also suspended their trips.

All roads in the region were still passable, as of posting time.

The RDRRMC, however, is monitoring some overflow bridges.

Meanwhile, some farmers welcomed the rains brought by Carina, saying they have spent months praying for irrigation for their corn and rice crops. -- Report from Darlene Gemino Ballad, ABS-CBN News