On Thursday, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. reassured the populace that the government is prepared for Super Typhoon Mawar’s potential effects if it approaches the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
According to Marcos, the national administration is prepared for Super Typhoon Mawar’s potential consequences in other regions as well as the northern part of the nation.
“Pinaghahandaan din natin ang magiging epekto nito hindi lamang sa hilagang bahagi ng bansa, kundi sa lahat ng lugar na posibleng maapektuhan ng bagyo,” Marcos said.
The budget and food packs are prepared, the response teams and local government units are ready in case the super typhoon hits their areas, and the President met with the Defense officer-in-charge, Undersecretary Carlito Galvez.
“Sa pulong kasama si DND [USec.] Carlito Galvez, siniguro natin na naka pre-position ang pondo at food packs, naka-standby ang response teams, at handa na ang mga LGU sa mga lugar na tatamaan ng bagyo,” he added.
According to Marcos, there is a chance that Mawar will cause rain and flooding in other parts of the nation, particularly the Visayas region.
“May posibilidad na hilahin ng bagyo ang Hanging Habagat na magdadala ng matinding pag-ulan at magreresulta sa pagbaha sa ilang bahagi ng bansa sa Luzon hanggang Visayas,” Marcos said.
Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Mawar
Super typhoon Mawar has maintained its power and will continue to be classified as a super typhoon when it hits PAR, according to the state meteorological bureau PAGASA.
Mawar is anticipated to arrive at PAR on Friday night or Saturday.
Mawar, also known as Betty once it reaches PAR, is observed speeding up as it approaches Extreme Northern Luzon in the next twelve hours.
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, food supplies have already been placed in Mawar-prone districts.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines are two other government agencies that have begun making preparations for the super typhoon.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority claimed to have identified important regions for Mawar’s potential impact in Metro Manila and prepared resources for rescue efforts.