City’s preliminary RDANA of monsoon damages presented

04 August 2021 – City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) head Antonette Anaban presented the preliminary Rapid Disaster and Needs Analysis (RDANA) of the Southwest Monsoon that has been affecting the Summer Capital the past few days.

The presentation was made during the regular management committee meeting of local officials, August 3, led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the Baguio Convention Center.

She said RDANA is a disaster response tool that is used immediately during the early and critical state of a disaster as soon as the conditions allow disaster survey teams to operate and aims to determine immediate relief and response requirements.

The city’s RDANA team is composed of personnel from the CDRRMO and the engineering, health services, social welfare and development, building and architecture offices.

Anaban said the heavy rains caused 82 soil erosions/landslides in the city as well as 43 affected trees; 15 collapsed ripraps/walls; eight floodings; five electrical problems; four damaged canals/ drainages; two road problems; and one stranded family.

It caused four casualties (one dead, three injured) and affected 131 families consisting of 581 persons with 11 families and 41 individuals served inside the evacuation center while 120 families and 536 persons were served outside the evacuation center by the City Social Welfare and Development Office, she said.

The monsoon also affected three local farmers and caused damage to agriculture worth P146,914.  Damage to private infrastructure amounted to P17, 685,000 while public infrastructure suffered  P80,685,000 for a total of P98,370,000 in infrastructure damages.

Anaban said the CDRRMO envisions creating a sustainable and enabling environment; aims for zero casualties and rescue human suffering; and decrease property damage.-Gaby B. Keith