704 FAMILIES EVACUATED IN MUNTI: At least 704 families or 2,454 individuals were evacuated in barangay halls, public schools, and covered courts with modular tents as the city braced for strong winds and heavy rains due to Typhoon Tisoy last December 3. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered the pre-emptive evacuation especially for families living along Laguna Lake in Muntinlupa and other flood-prone areas. The local exec urged the public to be vigilant and closely monitor advisories from PAG-ASA and other credible sources.
As a pre-emptive measure and to ensure safety of residents especially living in hazard-prone areas, the local government of Muntinlupa has installed evacuation centers with modular tents and mobilized barangay disaster risk response teams ahead of Typhoon Tisoy’s (Kammuri) landfall.
At least 704 families or 2,454 individuals were evacuated in designated evacuation areas as the city braced for strong winds and torrential rains last December 3.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered pre-emptive evacuation especially for families living along Laguna Lake in Muntinlupa and other flood-prone areas. Fresnedi urged the public to be vigilant and monitor advisories from PAG-ASA and other reliable sources.
Evacuees are currently staying in barangay halls, public schools, and covered courts with modular tents.
Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has mobilized barangay emergency response teams to augment disaster relief efforts. The local Social Services Department has also allotted grocery packs including canned goods and bags of rice to evacuees for distribution.
Tarpaulins in city-owned billboards were folded while some elements in Muntinlupa City Hall Christmas Display were temporarily removed in preparation for the coming of Typhoon Tisoy in Southern Luzon and Metro Manila.
The local government of Muntinlupa has declared half-day work on Tuesday.
The weather agency hoisted storm signals in several parts of Luzon and Visayas, while Signal No. 2 has been raised in Metro Manila. Typhoon Tisoy will likely leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning.
*Source: Public Information Office