The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) RXI is issuing advisory to all local government units in the region considering that November and December are wet months and that the possibility of landslide and flooding occurrences in high risk areas is high.
Areas highly susceptible to flooding, flashfloods and landslides are advised to prepare and put in place measures to mitigate disaster occurrences. These measures include, among others, development of early warning device, prepare the identified evacuation sites, immediate evacuation during heavy precipitation or long duration of rain and constant communication and updates with pertinent agencies especially the Municipality and/or Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (M/BDRRMCs).
Coastal areas are also advised to prepare considering the changes in weather and that fisher folks and those using small seacrafts are advised to be constantly aware of weather forecasts.
MGB RXI recommends to the LGUs the implementation of the “No Habitation Zone” policy in areas identified as highly susceptible to hazards. MGB RXI also encourages LGUs to take into consideration the geohazard data in their long–term land use planning efforts and consider the identified flood and landslide susceptible areas as development constraints in order to eradicate the potential negative effects of natural hazards in the future.