DPWH deploys 960 staff and 500 devices in E. Visayas as Typhoon Paeng intensifies
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) deployed 960 workers and maintenance personnel and 500 technical equipment across the region on Friday afternoon, October 28 to prepare for any eventuality that may arise due to tropical storm Paeng can occur.
“Our disaster preparedness management teams are ready, and we have deployed full personnel in each district’s areas of responsibility for the necessary cleanup efforts along our national highways,” said DPWH 8 Regional Director Edgar B. Tabacon.
Citing a report from the maintenance and equipment management departments, Tabacon also announced that engineering equipment has already been pre-positioned across the region. These are used to clear the streets immediately after the storm.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Samar District Engineering Bureau reported that the Binaloan, Taft section of road along the Wright-Taft-Borongan National Road was closed to all types of vehicles from 10:00 am due to the possible occurrence of a landslide.
Motorists are also advised to use the alternate route at the junction. Road Buenavista-Lawaan-Marabout.
“All of our field workers and DRRM teams continue to monitor road conditions. We are also reminding the public to travel with extra caution while ‘Paeng’ speeds up,” noted Tabacon.
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