Davao City to conduct quake, tsunami drill on July 27

Subscribe Now July 17, 2018 at 06:14pm

The city government of Davao is set to hold its 2nd Citywide Shake Out drill later this month to prepare the residents in times of disaster, such as an earthquake and tsunami.

Lyndon Ancajas, administrative officer of the Davao City Risk Reduction Management Office (DCRRMO), urged the Dabawenyos to participate in the drill on July 27.

“The purpose of conducting the drill is to develop disaster resilience in our communities. It is very important that they know how to prepare during and after an earthquake,” he said.

He said the drill will be participated in by people from the private and public sector, barangays, schools and government agencies; and private companies such as malls and hotels.

Ancajas also said that this year’s earthquake and tsunami drill will center on hospitals, which is considered among the most vital establishments during disasters.

“One of the key establishments that needs to be intact or running are the hospitals because we have injured people. They have to be there to cater to the needs of the patients,” he said.

During the drill, the DCRRMO will also set-up a “field hospital” for the first time, where the “injured” will be placed.

Ancajas added that private establishments have signified their commitment to participate in the drill by communicating their evacuation plan to the DCRRMO.

Some 500,000 Dabawenyos joined in last year’s citywide drill, which was conducted on July 14.

Source: politics.com.ph

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