As per advisory from PAGASA, at 10:00 am today, the center of the eye of Tropical Storm “DANTE” was located at 115 km Southeast of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (12.8°N, 122.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 90 km/h, and central pressure of 1000 hPa. Areas in CALABARZON Region included in Tropical Wind Signal number 2 are the southern portion of Batangas, and Cavite province.  Tropical Wind Signal number 1 is raised in the western portion of Quezon (Lucena City, City of Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucban, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Padre Burgos), the western and central portion of Laguna (Luisiana, Pagsanjan, Santa Cruz, Majayjay, Magdalena, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Pila, Victoria, Rizal, San Pablo City, Calauan, Bay, Alaminos, Los Baños, City of Calamba, Cabuyao City, City of Santa Rosa, City of Biñan, City of San Pedro).

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV CALABARZON has activated its Geohazard Emergency Operation Center. The technical personnel will be attending the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) meetings of Batangas and Cavite Province at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm respectively. To keep everyone in the region posted, this Office disseminated barangay listings of flood and landslide susceptibility ratings all over CALABARZON. Present situation in the affected areas is continuously monitored.

Residents in areas identified as having high landslide and flood susceptibility rating should be notified of the impending hazard present in their area. Likewise, low-lying areas may also experience flooding if the weather prevails or worsen. Debris materials from mass movements may cause debris/mudflow along the river mouth; therefore, main channels must be monitored for possible flood/flash flood occurrences. MDRRMOs/LDRRMOs are advised to closely monitor and inspect areas prone to landslides and flooding and to undertake appropriate preparedness and mitigating measures. Kindly report situational updates and untoward incidents to RDRRMC CALABARZON EOC.

 Please be reminded should intense rainfall occur, pre-emptive evacuation is highly recommended. Advisories given during geohazard assessment could be used as reference in assessing the affected areas.