Monday, February 13, 2017

EMC alerts troops as earthquake struck Surigao City

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - Eastern Mindanao Command directed all Disaster Response Unit of the all component units from airforce, army and the navy to include the military engineers after an earthquake struck Surigao City and San Francisco all of Surigao Del Norte on the night of February 10, 2017. At present troops under 402nd Infantry Brigade were deployed in the area as initial response in the disaster. Being the lead agency in Search Rescue and Retrieval (SRR) which falls under the thematic Area Disaster Response, the command directed all unit commanders involved in SRR to coordinate with different Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council for synchronization of effort and initiatives.

Photo by: 30th IB, PA

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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