Army troops risk lives and limbs to save others amid Super Typhoon Karding’s onslaught

Army troops risk lives and limbs to save others amid Super Typhoon Karding’s onslaught

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — Army troops risked limbs and lives to save calamity-stricken families as Super Typhoon barreled through Central Luzon Sunday evening (September 25, 2022) until the wee hours the next day (September 26, 2022).

The Army’s 7th Infantry Division deployed disaster response teams in various areas of Central Luzon, the region that bore the brunt of the super typhoon.

Meanwhile, the Headquarters of the Philippine Army, the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, the 2nd Infantry Division, and the 5th Infantry Division, readied personnel and transportation assets for possible deployment in calamity areas in the coming days.

Army troops together with reservists from the 306th Community Defense Center and Zambales policemen evacuated residents living in the coastal towns of Zambales in Luzon’s western seaboard and Quezon province in Luzon’s eastern seaboard.

Army troops likewise cleared toppled trees in key roads to ensure unhampered relief and assistance efforts in the wake of the super typhoon in Polillo Island in Quezon and various areas of Central Luzon.

It can be recalled that Super Typhoon Karding, the strongest tropical cyclone to directly hit the country this year, made landfall in Burdeos municipality on the Polillo islands in Quezon province late afternoon of Sunday.

Additionally, reservists from the 203rd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion together with the PNP and MDRRMO evacuated residents in disaster-prone areas of Nueva Vizcaya.

Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., lauded Army troops and reservists for lending a helping hand to families and individuals affected by Karding.

The Army Chief said Army units in calamity-stricken areas will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate with government authorities for the conduct of rescue and relief efforts. (ai/mtvn)

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