BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 31 (PNA) — Tropical storm “Carina” spawned moderate rains in Nueva Vizcaya since Saturday night, threatening landslides along critical portions of the national highway.disas
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine National Police (PNP), Land Transportation Office (LTO), PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) and concerned local government units are on alert over possible landslides that may block the national highway in Diadi and Sta. Fe towns.
These agencies have been organized and mobilized as road traffic task force earlier to manage the smooth flow of commuters along the road works of Nueva Vizcaya’s national highway.
“So far, we have moderate rains and we hope that it will stop soon. Nevertheless, we are on alert, especially along flood–prone communities,” said Evaliza Agamata, provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer.
Meanwhile, farmers are rejoicing over the moderate rains dumped by “Carina” in the province.
Bruno Gamponia, Provincial Irrigators Association president, said the moderate rain has been favorable to the agricultural lands of farmers considering the effect of the just-concluded El Nino phenomenon in the province.
“The dry spell brought in losses among farmers and therefore, this moderate flow of rain is positive to our farmers so that their plants will recover and they can recoup their losses,” he said. (PNA) SCS/SCD/BMEBREO