Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for Dec 9, Tuesday

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2014 01:23 PM | Updated as of Dec 09 2014 06:51 AM

MANILA (UPDATE 7) - Several local government units suspended classes on Tuesday, December 9, due to the threat posed by tropical storm ''Ruby'' (international name: Hagupit).

The following LGUs have suspended classes:

ALL LEVELS

  • Bataan
  • Batangas
  • Balagtas, Bulacan
  • Bocaue, Bulacan
  • Bustos, Bulacan
  • Calumpit, Bulacan
  • Hagonoy, Bulacan
  • Malolos City, Bulacan
  • Meycauayan , Bulacan
  • San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
  • Sta. Maria, Bulacan
  • Plaridel, Bulacan
  • Pulilan, Bulacan
  • Calapan City
  • Caloocan City
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Las Piñas
  • Makati City
  • Malabon
  • Mandaluyong
  • Manila
  • Marikina City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Navotas City
  • Mexico, Pampanga
  • San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • Paranaque City
  • Pasay City
  • Pasig City
  • Pateros
  • Rizal
  • Quezon City
  • Quezon Province
  • San Juan City
  • Taguig City
  • Valenzuela

PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL

  • Baliwag, Bulacan
  • Northern Palawan
  • Candaba, Pampanga
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga

PRESCHOOL TO ELEMENTARY

  • San Rafael, Bulacan
  • San Miguel, Bulacan

The Department of Education (DepEd) has also reminded school administrators and students of automatic class suspension guidelines as stipulated in Executive Order No. 66, s. 2012.

PAGASA, in its 11 a.m. advisory, said Ruby is now packing maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour near the center, down from the 120 kph winds it registered in the previous bulletin today.

Ruby was packing gusts of up to 135 kph. It maintained speed of 10 kph, still moving in a west-northwest direction.

As of 10 a.m., the center of Ruby was spotted 20 kilometers east of Torrijos, Marinduque.

PAGASA said Ruby was expected to make its third landfall over Torrijos, Marinduque between 11 a.m. and 12 noon Monday.

''It will be associated with strong winds, storm surge and moderate to heavy rainfall,'' PAGASA said.

Ruby will then head towards Batangas province between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a fourth landfall, PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez said.

Perez said the cold and dry air brought by the northeast monsoon (amihan) tempered Ruby's strength. The amihan and Ruby's interaction with land have caused the storm's diameter to shrink to 450 kilometers.

Storm signals

Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Lubang Island and Southern Quezon are under public storm warning signal number 3. These areas should experience winds of 101-185 kph expected in at least 18 hours.

Under signal number 2 are Pampanga, Rizal, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rest of Quezon, Occidental Mindoro, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Romblon and Burias Island. These areas should expect winds of 61-100 kph in at least 24 hours.

Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales, Polillo Island, Albay, Sorsogon, Ticao Island, Calamian Group of Island and Masbate, Aklan, Capiz and Semirara Island remain under signal number 1. These areas should expect winds of 30-60 kph in at least 36 hours.