(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, 12 April 2024

Lianga, Tagbina complete training on incident command system

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur -- Aimed to build a more resilient community, some 39 participants from the local government units (LGUs) of Lianga and Tagbina, all in the province of Surigao del Sur, completed the Basic Incident Command System (BICS) training held in Butuan City on April 3-5.

The said activity was facilitated by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga that gathered the 39 participants, comprising of 30 individuals from Lianga town, while the other nine from Tagbina.

The participants underwent a standardized, on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept that introduced the trainees to a wide range of incidents, both natural and human-made.

Lianga Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) chief Marlyn Layno said, “During the training, the participants learned the all-risk incident management concept and standardized approach to command and control the efforts of the multiple agencies involved, as they work toward a common goal of stabilizing the incident and protecting life, property, and the environment as well.”

Meanwhile, the ICS training is conducted regularly throughout the country, and the system is utilized heavily by key agencies led by OCD and the National DRRM Council at the national level, while the DRRMOs at the regional level. (NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)