City Disaster Management and Coordinating Council (CDMCC) conducted a risk management assessment activity in barangays of Batangas City. This is to identify those disaster prone areas in the city.
According to City Social Welfare and Development Officer Mila Espanola, they are prioritizing those high-risk areas. (near the river, major outfall and areas with thick population) Among the areas visited were, Sta. Clara, Wawa, Cuta, Rizal Avenue, Ferry, Kumintang Ibaba, and Dolor Subdivision in Barangay 6.
The group is composed of employees from City Engineer’s Office, City Planning and Development Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Assesor and Public Information Office. The said group is responsible for conducting surveys and for monitoring the said hazardous areas. The group is also tasked to provide solutions regarding disaster-related problems.
This risk assessment activity will be done in 105 barangays in the city. The result of this will be consolidated and will become bases for projects, and programs appropriate for each barangay.
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