By Liezle Basa-Iñigo
CAGAYAN — The province of Cagayan started preparing for the Typhoon Rosita, which is expected to hit the Cagayan-Isabela area on Tuesday.
Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba on Sunday convened the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) for a pre-disaster risk assessment as the province was put on alert ahead of the typhoon.
Rosita entered the Philippine area of responsibility Saturday with international name Yutu.
Mamba told local disaster response teams to “prepare our people,” citing lessons from Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), which hit Cagayan recently.
” What we experienced during Super Typhoon Ompong could happen again,” Mamba said.
A liquor ban and sailing ban will be in effect starting Monday.
Meanwhile the provincial agriculture office encouraged farmers to harvest their crops early to prevent crops from getting damaged by the typhoon
On the other hand, classes in public and private schools at all levels in the province of Isabela suspended on October 29 and 30. Work is suspended in all government and private offices on October 30 and 31 to ensure safety in the province during landfall of typhoon Rosita.