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Matutong magbasa: Poe wants LGU to study geohazard maps to avoid disasters

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Local government units (LGUs) in disaster-prone areas must learn how to use “geohazard map” to help them address the effects of climate change.

Sen. Grace Poe made the remark on Saturday following the landslide in Tubod, Lanao del Norte triggered by heavy rains spawned by typhoon “Vinta.”

“When the affected residents have been secured, we call on concerned government agencies and LGUs to take time to study the geohazard map and plan accordingly using this as guide,” she said.

“The map will show us the danger zones and other areas that may be perilous for habitation,” Poe said.

She said disaster preparation and mitigation should be at the “center” of every program of LGUs as the country faces the realities of climate change.

“We pray for strength and resilience for the victims, as we gather support to make them overcome this tragedy, especially this holiday season,” she said.