Days after a 7.0 earthquake jolted the Cordillera region, PROCOR is again preparing for the possible impacts brought by the southwest monsoon causing continuous rain in the region.

PROCOR Regional Director, PBGEN RONALD OLIVER LEE ordered all units to prepare for the southwest monsoon as PROCOR is continuously assisting in the humanitarian operations for the earthquake-affected communities.

This week, several landslide incidents exacerbated by the continuous rain were recorded in the region, mostly affecting local road networks in the provinces of Benguet, Mt Province, and Abra while flooding has been reported in Lamut, Ifugao.

In a statement, PBGEN LEE said, “we are preparing for the possible effects of the continuous rain, PROCOR is always coordinating with other concerned agencies and we are ready to provide whatever assistance needed by the communities”

PBGEN LEE has been going back and forth in the province of Abra to personally oversee the ongoing humanitarian operations in the province. Also, with the reported flooding in Lamut, Ifugao, PBGEN LEE ordered police officers in Ifugao to provide assistance to the communities and encourage the public, especially those living in mountainous and low-lying areas to remain vigilant for possible erosions and flooding. 

Further, PBGEN LEE reminded the public to monitor weather updates and advisories, especially in critical areas, and to evacuate their homes if necessary. He also encourages motorists to first coordinate with the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices for the monitoring of road conditions. (PROCOR-PIO)