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Classes suspended in southern Negros due to TD Falcon

By: Nanette Guadalquiver

 

BACOLOD CITY – Classes in several localities in southern Negros Occidental were suspended on Monday amid threats of heavy rains and flooding brought about by Tropical Depression Falcon.

In Hinigaran town, Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo declared the suspension of classes in the afternoon for public elementary and high schools in the town proper to ensure the safety of students.

Arceo said in a telephone interview that possible heavy rains may cause floods and difficulty for the schoolchildren, who will be going home.

In neighboring Isabela town, classes in elementary and high school were suspended at 1 p.m. as announced by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in its Facebook account.

Further down south in Candoni, Mayor Cicero Borromeo declared the suspension of classes in all levels both in public and private schools in the municipality “due to the combined effects of “Falcon” and southwest monsoon.

Mayor John Rey Tabujara of Cauayan town issued a memorandum declaring the suspension of classes in elementary and high school both in public and private schools starting at noontime.

“Schools located in upland areas should immediately implement precautionary measures due to possible landslide and increase of water in rivers especially for school children who will cross rivers when going home,” Tabujara said.

In Sipalay City, the Council of Barangay 5 and the Student Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (SDRRM) Team declared the suspension of classes in Sipalay City National High School effective 6:35 a.m.

“The cancellation of classes is due to heavy rains and clogged canals resulting to flooded school ground and classrooms now prone to mosquitoes and other harmful insects,” said the SCNHS Student DRRM Team in its Facebook post.

In its Tropical Cyclone Alert as of 11 a.m. on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas due to the trough of “Falcon” and over Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa), and the rest of Visayas due to the southwest monsoon.

On Tuesday, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro.

“Falcon” may intensify into a tropical storm before approaching or making landfall over extreme Northern Luzon on Wednesday afternoon or evening. (PNA)

 

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