The province of Pangasinan was placed under blue alert status as preparation for the anticipated and continuous rainfall caused by the enhanced southwest monsoon over the weekend.
According to the Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), this alert level is a reminder for the residents to be wary of possible flooding and landslides in some areas.
“So far, there were no reported incidents yet, no evacuees yet and the river systems in the province are at normal levels but we are prepared,” Jasper Manuel, early warning staff of the office said in an interview.
While Typhoon Fabian is expected to exit PAR before the weekend, southwest monsoons will bring more rains in the province and other parts of Luzon.
Manuel added that under this alert level, fishermen are prohibited from sailing at sea as the gale warning has been issued.