By Helen Castaño| 02:57 PM December 14, 2021
Bohol may suspend government and private work beginning Thursday until Friday, Dec. 17, due to the possible effect of Typhoon Odette.
During the pre-disaster risk assesment meeting of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, it recommended the suspension of work in private and government offices.
Dr. Anthony Damalerio, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer presided the meeting. It was attended by different government agencies and offices.
PDRRMC is making the necessary preparations in coordination with the local disaster risk reduction and management councils to ensure the safety of the public.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Philippine Red Cross have available stockpiles and standby funds earmarked for disaster response.
In an assessment by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), over 10,000 barangays in the Visayas and Mindanao and some areas in Southern Luzon are likely to be affected once “Odette” makes landfall.
In its latest weather advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said once inside PAR, the tropical cyclone will be named “Odette” as it maintains its strength while moving west northwestward towards Palau with maximum sustained winds of 65 km per hour near the center and gustiness up to 80 kph.
It is forecast to reach typhoon category on Wednesday and may make landfall in the vicinity of Caraga and Eastern Visayas by Thursday afternoon or evening.
The typhoon is expected to pass Bohol on Thursday night or Friday morning.