Search and Rescue teams of CCPO on standby as #LanniePH hits Cebu

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | October 04,2021 - 06:27 PM

SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS OF CCPO ON STANDBY as tropical depression Lanie affects Cebu. in photo is the satellite image of tropical depression Lannie as of 5 p.m. today.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Lannie as of 5:00 p.m. on October 4.

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Search and Rescue teams of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) are on standby as tropical depression Lannie hits Cebu.

The SAR team from 11 police stations and in City Mobile Force Company are on standby should the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) will be asking for their assistance to possible rescues, especially in the areas prone to landslides.

Each team consists of at least 8 personnel.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the CCPO, said that Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, city director, had already directed all the station commanders to coordinate with their respective barangays to inform residents ahead of time if there would be a need to evacuate.

As of now, Parilla said that they were only waiting for the CCDRRMO to inform them, especially during evacuation and rescue operations.

Despite not having enough equipment for all their SAR teams, Parilla assured that their personnel were all trained and always ready in this situation.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) Facebook page, as of 5:00 p.m. today, October 4, the tropical depression Lannie is now over Guihulngan in Negros Oriental leaving the entire Cebu still in Signal Number 1 where strong winds are expected within 36 hours.


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