Farmers in Ilocos Norte were advised to harvest their crops early before Typhoon Ompong, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility Wednesday, can damage them.
Provincial Agriculturist Norma Lagmay said farmers should “make use of all possible human and machine power” to minimize damages caused by typhoon.
“Some rice fields in the eastern part of the province are ready for harvest but most parts are still on their vegetative stage. As a precautionary measure, we should harvest early and dry them,” Lagmay said (http://northboundasia.com/2018/09/12/harvest-early-farmers-told-as-super-typhoon-nears/).
Members of the search and rescue operation from the provincial and municipal levels had also started their inventory of equipment.
Ompong is expected to affect parts of the country starting Thursday afternoon.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council met Wednesday to prepare for possible effects of Ompong.