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PAGASA Issues Warning of Drought in 17 Philippine Provinces Post-January

drought in 17 provinces
drought in 17 provinces

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised concerns about an impending drought in 17 provinces after January. Officer-in-charge Nathaniel Servando has identified the areas likely to be affected, emphasizing the need for proactive measures.

The provinces facing potential drought conditions are:

  1. Benguet
  2. Ifugao
  3. Kalinga
  4. Apayao
  5. Mountain Province
  6. Ilocos Sur
  7. La Union
  8. Pangasinan
  9. Cagayan
  10. Nueva Ecija
  11. Nueva Vizcaya
  12. Pampanga
  13. Tarlac
  14. Batangas
  15. Cavite
  16. Oriental Mindoro
  17. Palawan

PAGASA’s advisory underscores the need for proactive measures by the government and affected communities to mitigate the potential impacts of the looming drought. The recommended actions include water conservation initiatives, implementation of efficient agricultural practices, and the development of preparedness plans to ensure sustained water availability.

This drought in 17 provinces warning is a crucial step in managing the challenges presented by shifting weather patterns and is geared towards safeguarding vital resources and preserving livelihoods in the regions likely to be affected. The proactive stance advocated by PAGASA emphasizes the importance of collective efforts in the face of changing climate conditions, highlighting the necessity for coordinated responses to ensure the resilience of communities amid these environmental challenges.

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