The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) announced the holding of face-to-face activities for the third…
Fourth national earthquake drill with tsunami scenario scheduled for November 10
The fourth-quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED), which will be held on November 10 and will focus on an 8.3 magnitude earthquake with tsunami scenario in the coastal communities, was announced by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday.
The program, which will start at 9 a.m., is a component of ongoing efforts to improve earthquake preparedness.
The Paranaque City government would host both the ceremonial pressing of the button and the full-scale exercise, according to the NDRRMC.
The event supports World Tsunami Day, which is observed on November 5.
The Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine Air Force will work together to demonstrate their combined water search-and-rescue and air rescue capabilities, as well as the interoperability of their communications systems, during the exercise, according to the NDRRMC. The exercise will also test Paranaque City’s tsunami contingency plan.
In the meantime, the NDRRMC underlined its demand that all enterprises, government agencies, private offices, and the general public closely adhere to basic public health requirements when conducting evacuation exercises.
Similar to the third-quarter NSED, it was emphasized that organizations may decide not to hold evacuation drills if the situation forbids it.
The Civil Defense PH and NDRRMC Facebook pages will broadcast the event live.
After the third-quarter NSED on September 8, this quarter’s earthquake drill is the second in-person exercise since the coronavirus outbreak began.
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