No power supply after Typhoon Rolly, Legazpi City suspends online classes indefinitely
LEGAZPI CITY—Online classes in all levels in public and private schools in the city have been suspended indefinitely after Category 5 Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) cut off power and internet lines.
Mayor Noel Rosal, in an advisory on Monday (Nov. 2), ordered the suspension of online classes in the absence of power and internet.
The COVID-19 pandemic had stopped face-to-face classes in schools nationwide and moved these to the internet.
The suspension would be indefinite or until electricity was restored in the city, the mayor said.
Winds ranging in strength from 200 to 300 kph toppled electric posts in all provinces in the Bicol region, cutting of power to millions of people.
Electricity was cut in the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Masbate and Catanduanes when Rolly lashed at the region early on Sunday (Nov. 1).