Police disaster response units brace for ‘Glenda’

By on July 15, 2014

PNP-PIO photo
PNP-PIO photo

MANILA — Disaster response troops, equipment and supplies were prepositioned to disaster-prone areas threatened by Typhoon “Glenda” along the eastern seaboard of Luzon and VIsayas.

This developed as PNP Chief, Director General Alan L Purisima activated the National Headquarters Disaster Incident Management Task Group (NHQ-DIMTG) to coordinate all disaster response operations of PNP Units in areas along the path of Typhoon “Glenda”.

Police Chief Superintendent Danilo Constantino, PNP Director for Police Community Relations and concurrent Task Group Commander alerted Regional Directors in areas affected by the said typhoon.

The typhoon, packing winds in excess of 120kph is forecast to make landfall on Tuesday, July 15, in Southern Luzon, cutting across the Bicol Region and parts of CALABARZON and Central Luzon before exiting into the West Philippine Sea.

Constantino also mobilized National Support Units that compose the Task Group to muster troops and resources for possible deployment to areas affected by floods, landslides and collapsed structures.

These disaster response-capable units include, Special Action Force, Maritime Group, Highway Patrol Group, Police Community Relations Group,as well as the Regional Public Safety Battalions.

Press release courtesy of Philippine National Police Public Information Office, 15 July 2014.