Classes suspended in Bicol due to heavy rain
LEGAZPI CITY – Classes on Wednesday in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and some towns in Sorsogon were suspended due to heavy rainfall that poured without letup since Tuesday.
In Albay, Governor Al Francis Bichara said due to the orange warning or heavy rainfall warning issued by the weather bureau, classes in all levels in public and private schools were suspended. Flooding is possible in the low lying areas and near river channels, as well as landslides in the mountainous areas.
In Sorsogon, John Joseph Perez, information officer of Department of Education, said the local government of Pilar has suspended classes in all levels. In Sorsogon’s Castilla town, classes in pre-school to secondary were also suspended.
In Camarines Sur, Governor Migz Villafuerte also announced a suspension of classes in all levels due to the continuous rain that may cause flooding and landslide in some areas in the province. Sailing, island-hopping and water activities were also prohibited in Camarines Sur due to gale warning.
In Camarines Norte, Governor Edgardo Tallado also announced a suspension of classes but only in pre-school to senior high school.
The Orange Warning raised by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) was brought by the tail-end of a cold front. /cbb
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