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· On 15 October, NDRRMC OpCen was put on blue alert status then to red alert effective 8AM 17 October. Member agencies sent representatives on 24-hour duty at the NDRRMC OpCen. · OCD Regional Operations Centers are on Alert Status and have coordinated with Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (PDRRMCs) likely to be affected. · Satellite phone earlier donated by the European Union (EU) in joint project with Telecom Sans Frontier have been activated in case domestic communication will be severely affected. · DSWD has prepositioned family food packs in regions to be likely affected. · Local DRRMCs must anticipate the deployment of rapid needs assessment teams with the support/ validation from the national level, if necessary. · Should the effects of the typhoon go beyond the country's capability to respond, the ASEAN, under the terms and obligations of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), will be requested for assistance first before an appeal will be made to the international community.

Update by the AFP Disaster Response Task Force (AFPDRTF) for TY "Juan" · AFPDRTF has identified the flood-prone areas in Metro Manila and the entire country and activated the concerned AFP units with inventory of assets. SND/Chairperson, NDRRMC considered the AFP's recommendation/request on the approval of possible use of US assets under standing bilateral arrangements. Update by the Philippine National Police (PNP) · The PNP implements its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (LOI 35/10 "SAKLOLO REVISED") in preparations for TY "Juan" · A matrix of its SAR assets in place, and PNP Disaster Management Committee and Area Disaster Incident Management Task Groups and Points of Contacts. · The PNP will declare full alert of the whole of Luzon at 12:00 noon October 17. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has its assets ready for deployment. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has heightened its alert and continues to make coordination with Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (LDRRMC). · Has also deployed personnel, fire trucks, rubber boats, ambulances in areas likely to be affected; ready for water rationing. · Has a medical team ready to assist the DOH in evacuation centers. The DSWD has deployed its Quick Response Teams (QRTs) and Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Teams to would-be affected areas; has done warehousing, stockpiling of disaster response Food and Non-Food Items (NFIs). The DOH is now on Code White Alert; ambulance/medical teams on stand-by; regional offices and hospitals on nationwide alert; drugs, medicines and medical supplies at the provincial level were pre-positioned by the Centers for Health Development. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has categorized their response to rescue and relief. · For response, they have stand-by equipment for water search and rescue (WASAR) (rescue boats), (medical) ambulances that could go to priority areas, in close coordination with LDRRMCs.

· For relief (food items), the PRC has a memorandum of agreement with the NFA; PRC NHQ can serve 5,000-6,000 families with non-food items (NFIs) during emergency; including water treatment plant. · Portalets in evacuation centers (ECs) are properly maintained with hygiene promotion; families in ECs are educated properly by volunteers on their proper use and maintenance; use of emergency pit latrines in coordination with the DOH. DepED has alerted its QRTs in its regional offices and has advised its Regional Directors to announce suspension of classes. · DepEd will coordinate to ensure that the education and classes will not be affected and disrupted in most likely to be affected areas. The DILG has already issued advisories to their regional offices Friday last week; will advise all LGUs to coordinate with their DRR operation centers. As of 10:00 AM today, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has activated its command centers nationwide; it continues to coordinate with PAGASA on typhoon tracking; made sure canals and drainages are clean and clear; ensures that all telecom facilities are made available at all times; contingency plans (CPs) are in place. As soon as the typhoon entered PAR, all Department of Agriculture (DA) command centers were activated; availability and prices of basic goods were monitored. PHIVOLCS emphasized that residents of likely to be affected areas should be reminded on the possibility of landslide occurrences, especially in areas identified Mines and Geosciences Bureau to be landslide prone. Other details of preparations stressed by the ED, NDRRMC: Activate WASAR capabilities in Metro Manila in case needed within NCR or for deployment to Northern Luzon. AFP Reservists were mobilized in Camp Aguinaldo. Portalets should be provided in ECs in coordination with the DOH and DSWD · DOH has made arrangements with suppliers on the provision of portalets. · The private sector has committed to the DSWD its provision of portalets as well as mobile kitchens whenever needed. Suspension of classes in schools to be affected in Regions 1, 2 and the Cordilleras has to be declared as early as possible. The use of local churches may be requested, however, order has to be maintained. DILG to ensure assistance to Mayors and Governors of areas to be likely affected. Proper coordination with OCD-NDRRMC by dam managers for the releasing water from dams in order to ensure sufficient warning for people. Over-all Guidance: Chairperson, NDRRMC acknowledged the extensive degree of preparations already made for this weather disturbance. He also directed that for "zero casualty" to be realized; all concerned agencies have to go through last minute check-ups of personnel on-duty and equipment. National, regional and local executives must manage their people who rendering duty to ensure continuity of emergency operations. Regular updates on affected areas have to be provided and everyone should continue with the preparation and incident monitoring. All matters discussed reported by him to the President immediately after the meeting.


NDRRMC Update Status of Preparations for the Possible Effects of Typhoon Juan

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