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Heavy rains trigger landslides, force class suspensions in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY — Continuous rains on Thursday brought by the shear line forced various local government units to suspend classes in the Bicol region.

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In Albay province, classes at all levels were suspended in Guinobatan and Polangui towns.

A minor landslide was reported in Kapuntukan Hill in Barangay Dapdap in this city. Teams were immediately deployed to clear the area.

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The Camarines Sur government also suspended classes at all levels.

In Naga City, Mayor Nelson Legacion suspended classes from pre-school to senior high school in all learning institutions.

In Lupi town, spillways connecting barangays Poblacion, Barrera, San Pedro, San Jose, and Polantuna were still impassable as of 7 a.m. due to overflowing rivers.

Joy Maravillas, head of the Guinobatan disaster risk reduction and management office, said heavy rains on Wednesday washed out the Tandarora Road Bridge in Barangay Tandarora.

Motorists were cautioned to slow down on roads covered with mud and debris in Barangay Masarawag.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Southern Luzon said light to moderate rains affected Albay, Sorsogon, Romblon, Catanduanes, and Camarines Sur.

Pagasa advised disaster officials to monitor the weather. INQ

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