Eastern Visayas towns suspend classes due to typhoon

SEVERAL towns in Eastern Visayas on Sunday, December 1, declared suspension of classes on Monday, December 2, ahead of Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri).

The provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte and Biliran are under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 based on the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) advisory at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The provinces of Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar are under TCWS No. 2.

Pre-school classes are automatically suspended in areas under Signal No. 1 while classes up to high school are suspended in areas under Signal No. 2.

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, however, issued an executive order declaring the suspension of work and classes in all levels in the city on Monday.

Other local government units that declared class suspensions are:

  • Alangalang, Leyte (Elementary to High School)
  • Palo, Leyte (Elementary and High School)
  • Mayorga, Leyte (All Levels)
  • Babatngon, Leyte (All Levels)
  • Tabango, Leyte (All Levels)
  • Tanauan, Leyte (Pre-elem to High School)
  • Samar State University, Samar
  • Calbayog City, Samar (All Levels)
  • Catbalogan City, Samar (All Levels)
  • Basey, Samar (All Levels)
  • Zumarraga, Samar (All Levels)
  • Daram, Samar (All Levels)
  • Sta. Margarita, Samar (All Levels)
  • Villareal, Samar (All Levels)
  • Calbiga, Samar (All Levels)
  • San Jorge, Samar (All Levels)
  • Marabut, Samar (All Levels)
  • Tagapul-an, Samar (All Levels)
  • Matuguinao, Samar (All Levels)
  • Tarangnan, Samar (All Levels)
  • Gandara, Samar (All Levels)
  • Talalora, Samar (All Levels)
  • Paranas, Samar (All Levels)
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar (All Levels)
  • Taft, Eastern Samar (All Levels)
  • Llorente, Eastern Samar (All Levels)
  • Arteche, Eastern Samar (All Levels)
  • Biliran, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Caibiran, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Kawayan, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Almeria, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Culaba, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Maripipi, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Naval, Biliran (All Levels)
  • Cabugcayan (All Levels)
  • Province of Northern Samar (All Levels)
  • Province of Eastern Samar (All Levels)
  • Province of Leyte (Elementary to High School)

Typhoon Tisoy is packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 170 kph.

It is moving westward at 20 kph and is expected to hit land in Bicol region between Monday evening, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3 early morning. (Ronald O. Reyes/SunStar Philippines)


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