Friday, 24th October 2014

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council will hold disaster preparedness seminars in June for newly elected local government officials, so they will be familiar with disaster-prone areas in their areas of responsibility.

NDRRMC spokesman Maj. Rey Balido said the seminars ultimately aim to prepare the local officials to make fast decisions in dealing with calamities like floods, landslides and quakes, radio dzBB's Glen Juego reported Monday.

Balido said local government officials should be familiar with their territories, including areas where landslides and floods are likely to occur.

He also pointed out the danger of floods and landslides now looms because of the approaching rainy season.

State weather forecasters earlier said the rainy season may come in the last week of May or in early June.

While the officials are not to assume office until June 30, he said there is nothing wrong with early preparation. — ELR, GMA News

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