Tropical Storm “Agaton” will not pass through Western Visayas, Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan, head of the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said in a latest weather bulletin.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, however, advised Bacolodnons that since it is a tropical storm, communities, especially those near bodies of water or along shorelines, must be ready
Leonardia said the CDRRMO is making preparations for moderate to heavy rains, the mayor said.
Yesterday, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council placed five regions, including Western Visayas, under “red alert” and categorized WV’s Emergency Preparedness Response (EPR) as Charlie Protocol or “high risk”.
Pornan also advised barangay folk to keep in touch with the CDRRMO operations center at the old City Hall for succeeding weather updates or cases of emergency.