Office of Civil Defense Officer-In-Charge Asec Kristoffer James E Purisima presided over the meeting attended by representatives from NDRRMC Member Agencies namely: DOST-PAGASA, DILG, DSWD, NEDA, DENR-MGB, PIA, DOH, DPWH, AFP, PCG, NAMRIA, and DepEd. Likewise, Regional DRRM Councils II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VII, VIII, IX, XI, CARAGA, CAR and ARMM joined the meeting via videoconference.
According to PAGASA, at 2:00 PM, today, TD Domeng was estimated at 755 km East of Virac, Catanduanes, with a maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.
The estimated rainfall is from moderate to heavy within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression. Scattered rains with isolated thunderstorms are expected over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao tomorrow.
While TD Domeng will not make landfall, it may trigger Habagat which may bring moderate to heavy monsoon rains over MIMAROPA and Western Visayas beginning Friday. Gradual progression of monsoon rains towards the rest of the western section of Luzon, including Metro Manila is expected during the weekend. TD Domeng may intensify into a Tropical Storm by Thursday or Friday.
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas, particularly in the western part of Mindoro Islands, and Western Visayas are advised to undertake necessary preparedness measures. Moderate to rough seas may prevail over the eastern and western seaboards of Luzon due to TD Domeng and the enhanced Habagat. Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts in these areas are advised not to venture out in the seas.
The National Council, through its Regional DRRM Councils, is closely monitoring the prevailing weather systems in the country. DILG has advised all local government units to implement preparedness activities in accordance with the Operation L!sto protocols. DSWD ensured the availability of sufficient relief items including standby funds and the prepositioning of necessary Food and Non-Food Items.
The public is advised to heed the call of Local DRRM Councils for evacuation if the need arises. Everyone is encouraged to prepare, and not to be complacent about the prevailing weather situation. All are enjoined to monitor updates on these weather systems through radio, TV and social media.