Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Police in Central Luzon continue to carry out disaster response operations as Typhoon Ulysses remains in Central Luzon, Thursday night (November 12). In his report to Chief PNP PGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, PRO3 Regional Director VALERIANO T DE LEON said that he gave directives to all commanders to implement previous measures which were observed during the recent Typhoon Rolly including all guidelines under the PNP Critical Incident Management Operational Procedures (CIMOP).
The top cop also made the rounds to inspect police units on their preparedness measures and actions being undertaken as typhoon Ulysses hits Central Luzon and to oversee the situation of areas which are being hardly hit by the ongoing typhoon as well as the condition of all personnel deployed for response operations wherein 1,073 personnel are currently deployed for SAR operations while 1,477 are on standby, ready on call and 619 personnel composed the PRO3 RSSF with more or less 4000 SAR equipment are being utilized. The Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3 were also instructed to conduct forward deployment in order to readily respond to any eventuality brought by the typhoon.
Meanwhile, all provincial and city directors of PRO3 rendered their reports to PBGEN DE LEON on the current situation of their respective areas of jurisdiction, search and rescue efforts including clearing operations and relief distribution.
Based on combined reports from all police units of Region 3 and Office of the Civil Defense-Region 3, a total of 9550 families composed of 41,705 individuals are temporarily sheltered at the 1,039 evacuation centers region wide, 3 infrastructures are damaged in Bulacan, 202 barangays are submerged in floodwaters in the provinces of Bulacan, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Zambales while 64 towns in Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales have no electricity, 18 main roads in Aurora, Pampanga and Tarlac are impassable to vehicles while 23,469 individuals were rescued.
PBGEN DE LEON added that in line with the Bayanihan spirit, PRO3 is working closely with local government units, partner agencies and stakeholders for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of hard-hit areas in Central Luzon brought about by Typhoon Ulysses.