The Philippines: Disaster Preparedness Efforts Include Dredging, Senator Says

Senator Loren Legarda today noted better disaster preparedness efforts during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, but said that the country can still do better, especially when faced with stronger typhoons and other natural hazards.

Among the main concerns in the aftermath of Typhoon Glenda is the power outage across Luzon due to damaged poles and transmission lines.

Let us find a way to prevent damages to critical infrastructure such as transmission lines because electricity and communication lines are more important in the aftermath of disasters. Meanwhile, community preparations for disasters should include regular pruning of trees and dredging of canals and esteros,” Legarda said.

The Senator also called on communities to heed disaster warnings to avoid accidents.

Press Release, July 17, 2014

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