QC geared up for typhoon

Satellite image of Typhoon Ambo
Satellite image of Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) as of May 14, 2020, 12 pm. Image from NOAA.

THE Quezon City government is all prepared for the possible onslaught of Typhoon Ambo.

QC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (QCDRRMC) head Karl Marasigan said that rescue boats and personnel were already deployed in the city’s flood-prone areas in anticipation of the first typhoon to hit the country this year.

Typhoon Ambo is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains beginning Friday morning.

Marasigan said that the QCDRRMC convened Tuesday and held a pre-disaster assessment of the possible effect of Ambo’s entry.

The QCDRRMO weather forecasting unit warned Typhoon Ambo could be like Typhoon Milenyo which battered Metro Manila in 2006.

Rescue boats are positioned in Barangays Apolonio Samson, Sto. Domingo, Tatalon and Del Monte and all are "mission ready,"

Outdoor advertising billboards were ordered removed as a preemptive measure while the city's parks department will be pruning tree branches to avert accidents.

The City Engineering Department was likewise directed to declog major sewer and drainage lines to make sure rainwater will flow freely into the city's river system.

QCDRRMC has been on yellow (standby) alert since Monday to give the city ample time to prepare for the coming of Typhoon Ambo.