Classes in all levels suspended in Albay

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LEGAZPI CITY, 01Oct2015 — Classes in all levels, both in public and private schools in Albay, were suspended Thursday as a preventive disaster measure as light-to-moderate rains spawned by a low pressure area (LPA) would affect Bicol, the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said.

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, PDRRMC chairperson, issued Thursday an advisory suspending classes in all level in Albay as a public safety and health preventive measure due to the onset of the LPA weather system affecting the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions.

Salceda said as a public health measure “we deemed it right to suspend classes to prevent school children to get soaked in the rains and get sick.”

He also renewed his call to residents living in low-lying areas and mountain slopes to be vigilant against floods and landslides and to be cautious in crossing river channels.

The local weather bureau issued a rainfall advisory at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, citing that cloudy skies with light-to-moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the Bicol Region, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Eastern Visayas.

Coastal waters would be slight to moderate, PAGASA said. (PNA)

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