QC prepares for Typhoon Rolly’s onslaught

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The local government of Quezon City has prepositioned its Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams in critical areas ahead of Typhoon Rolly’s expected onslaught this weekend.

Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) chief Myke Marasigan said USAR teams will be strategically stationed in barangays traversing G. Araneta Avenue, such as Barangay Apolonio Samson, Tatalon, Sto. Domingo, and Del Monte.

The Social Services Development Department (SSDD), for its part, will deploy social workers and preposition soup kitchen and relief goods in various evacuation centers in anticipation of possible influx of evacuees from various Quezon flood-prone barangays.

The city has tapped the assistance of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) and City General Services Department (GSD) for the transportation of stranded evacuees due to floods.

Meanwhile, Mayor Joy Belmonte reminded barangay officials to strictly follow health protocols in evacuation centers to ensure the safety of evacuees and frontliners.

“Residents are advised to call our Hotline 122 and we will immediately address your emergency concerns,” said Belmonte.