This Contingency Plan has been based on agreed scenarios and objectives, defined managerial and technical actions, and puts in place potential coordinated response systems in order to prevent, be prepared and better respond to an emergency or critical situation.
With the assistance from Center for Disaster Preparedness, Inc. under Project ALERT supported by OXFAM, the Municipality of Salcedo underwent two batches of planning process . The first one took place last November 19, 2018 mainly focusing on Chapters I and II, while the second was on July 2-3, 2019, taking into account the updated clustering formation under the Contingency Planning Guidebook, January 2019 edition.
The responsibility for dealing with typhoon, storm surge, coastal flooding and rain-induced landslide contingency planning in the Municipality of Salcedo is shared by the barangays, PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) and all other partners. As with all emergencies, the Municipality has the primary responsibility for the welfare of residents, and should incorporate the contingency plan/s into the Municipal DRRM Plan. The PAGASA of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is primarily responsible for operating a forecasting and warning system and the Regional DRRMC, together with other agencies may coordinate a response in support of the Municipality’s DRRM Council and Office actions. In turn the Municipality supports the barangay’s DRRM Committees (BDRRMCs) actions.
The purpose of this Contingency Plan is to coordinate these actions to reduce risk to life and damage to property by providing the local agencies and the public with information and advice so that they can respond to potential storm, storm surge, coastal flooding and rain-induced landslide emergencies. Further, this Contingency Plan is intended for all public officials and DRRMC members that will play a role in warning, mitigation, preparedness and emergency response when an impending hazard/s theathen the municipality.