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Palawan towns alerted for heavy rains, landslide due to ‘Basyang’

/ 02:56 PM February 14, 2018

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Local weather authorities here have alerted the southern municipalities of Palawan where Tropical Depression “Basyang” was expected to pass through late afternoon of Wednesday.

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Sonny Pajarilla, head of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Palawan, told officials in a briefing to anticipate heavy rains and possible landslides.

The entire province was placed under storm signal 1 by Pagasa, and the provincial office of the Department of Education has announced a suspension of classes in all levels.

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Pajarilla said they expected “Basyang” to pass through the towns of Brooke’s Point and Aborlan, with top winds at 65 kph at around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said they have prepared food packs and prepositioned relief assistance goods in various parts of the province.

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