The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) VI Emergency Operations Center has raised its alert status to Blue in preparation for the effects of the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon “Jenny” on Western Visayas.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson also raised the Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Emergency Operations Center alert status to Blue effective immediately on Tuesday, October 3, until the weather conditions improve.
Negros Occidental is at moderate risk, Lacson said.
Lacson said the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon “Jenny” could bring occasional to continuous rains, possible flooding and landslides in Negros Occidental.
The RDRRMC ordered the activation of the following response clusters: Search, Rescue and Retrieval (SRR), Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Food and Non-Food Items (FNFIs), Law and Order, Logistics, Emergency Telecommunication (ETC), Education and Health.
It also directed all DRRM councils in Western Visayas to closely monitor their areas of responsibility and submit situation reports.
The RDRRMC advised the public to remain vigilant and monitor weather updates.
At 3 p.m. Tuesday the center of the eye of Typhoon “Jenny” was 325 kilometers East of Itbayat, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 190 km/h, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
It was moving north northwestward at 10 km/h.
The southwest monsoon was affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and the Visayas, PAGASA said.*