SCDF deploys 2 more officers to Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall

SCDF deploys 2 more officers to Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall
Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on Dec 7, 2014

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has deployed two more officers to the Philippines in aid of areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit.

According to a statement from the SCDF, the officers, who were also deployed to the Philippines (Tacloban City) during last year's Typhoon Haiyan, departed Changi International Airport this evening.

The pair, who are info-comms specialists, will be reinforcing the UN's Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team.

They will provide the UNDAC team with information technology (IT) and communications support, which is critical for the overall coordination of the humanitarian relief efforts.

On Dec 5, SCDF deployed an officer to the Philippines ahead of Typhoon Hagupit's landfall as part a six-man ASEAN-Emergency Rapid Assessment Team (ERAT) to assess and determine critical resources required.

candicec@sph.com.sg

 

 

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