PH government on "red alert" for North Korea’s satellite launch; Airlines re-route some flights

Philstar.com reports that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has placed its personnel on red alert in anticipation of the "controversial satellite launch of North Korea," which will reportedly be conducted between April 12 and 16.

Philstar.com reports that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has placed its personnel on red alert in anticipation of the "controversial satellite launch of North Korea," which will reportedly be conducted between April 12 and 16. Philippine government officials fear the possible rocket debris from the launch. Philstar.com quoted NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said that the following areas might be affected:

 

  • Basco, Batanes
  • Buguey, Gonzaga, Santa Ana in Cagayan
  • Palanan, Maconacon, Divilacan, Dinapigue in Isabela
  • Casiguran, Dilasag, Dinalungan, Baler, and Dingalan in Aurora
  • Real, Infanta, and Nakar in Quezon
  • Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur in Bicol

 

Philstar.com added: "The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has issued a ’notice to airmen’ or Notam regarding the diversion of flights from the northeast portion of northeastern and eastern Luzon that could be hit by derbis from the North Korean rocket." Local airlines have likewise re-routed some of their flights during the said period.

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