Trees pruned for storm
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City governments are pruning top-heavy trees in preparation for the “super typhoon” with international codename “Haiyan”.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held an emergency meeting at the old session hall of the Capitol in Dumaguete City, presided over by Gov. Roel Degamo, with Board Member Erwin Macias, Dumaguete Councilor Dan Leon, Jose Chu of the City Disaster Management Office and representatives of government agencies and civil society organizations present.
Degamo said the pruning of trees must be completed today to reduce disaster risk. He reiterated his order for the pre-positioning of logistics, manpower and other resources and relief goods.
The Macias Sports Center and the exhibit area of the Negros Oriental Convention Center were identified as temporary shelters, in case of pre-emptive evacuation, Adrian Sedillo, PDRRMC executive officer, said.