Classes Suspended in Dinagat Islands - February 16, 2012

Classes to pre-school and elementary schools are still suspended today, February 16, 2012 in the entire province of Dinagat Islands due to heavy rains.

The suspension of classes was actually started yesterday, February 15, 2012 until today as advised by PIO-Dinagat Islands through the recommendation of DOST-PAG-ASA since Alert Level is remain hoisted in the province. This is due to the heavy rains that occurred in 2 and more consecutive days brought by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) spotted in the a certain part of Mindanao.

All MDRRMCs are advised to continuously advocate proactive response for the safety of their constituents in their respective Area of Responsibility, PDRRMC-Dinagat Islands said.

At 2:00 am today, The Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 100 km East of Southern Mindanao (7.0°N, 127.5°E).

Forecast that Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over Bicol Region and Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon will be mostly cloudy with light rains.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast and East will prevail over Northern Luzon and from the Northeast and Southeast over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. 

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