Mabuti nang handa! Isko Moreno activates emergency operation centers as ‘Tisoy’ approaches


Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered the activation of local government’s emergency operation centers before Typhoon Tisoy is expected to make landfall late Monday.

Moreno also ordered concerned government offices to step up information dissemination about typhoon preparedness to residents.

Following the mayor’s order, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) issued a report stating that rescue centers in Baseco and Delpan are now ready for use.

The MDRRMO also deployed amphibian, 4×4 rescue trucks, rubber boat, aluminum boat, and barracuda boats to assist the public during critical times.

Rescue personnel were also alerted to take appropriate response actions.

Storm signal number 2 is currently raised over Metro Manila.

State weather bureau PAGASA said that as of 2 p.m. Monday, Typhoon Tisoy was last located 195 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon, carrying maximum sustained winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It continues to move west at 20 kph.