2 Oro domestic flights cancelled due to Typhoon Ramon-A A +A
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
AT LEAST two domestic flights to and from the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro have been cancelled Tuesday due to bad weather caused by Typhoon Ramon.
Cebu Pacific Air cancelled its first flight for Cebu from Cagayan de Oro and from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro for aircrafts 5J 205 and 5J 206.
But airline officials said the succeeding flights were back to normal since only the first flight was cancelled.
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines did not cancel its flight since it only has two scheduled flights on Tuesday from Cagayan de Oro to Manila and vice versa, which are slated at 3:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m., respectively.
On Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) placed Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar in the Visayas, and Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Island in Mindanao under signal no. 2.
In signal number 1 are Masbate, Ticao Island, Romblon and Sorsogon in Luzon; Northern Leyte, Biliran Island, Bohol, Cebu, Northern Negros, Northern Samar, Western Samar, Panay Island and Guimaras Island in the Visayas; and Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin Island in Mindanao.
Although Cagayan de Oro is not included in the list, flooding occurred in areas near rivers and creeks due to continuous heavy rains since Monday.
“Although there are no strong winds, Cagayan de Oro will still experience intermittent rains,” said Mario Guya, Pagasa’s weather specialist.
Pagasa said “Ramon” is expected to exit the Philippine territory on Saturday. (Annabelle L. Ricalde)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 12, 2011.