Cebu suspends classes due to rains

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 18 2014 07:59 AM | Updated as of Sep 18 2014 03:59 PM

MANILA – Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III has cancelled classes in all levels in Cebu Province on Thursday in view of the strong rains brought by tropical storm “Mario.”

Davide also encouraged various offices to declare suspension of work considering the current weather situation.

 

Cebu Provincial Information Officer (PIO) Ethel Natera, meantime, announced that work in Cebu Capital has already been suspended.

Meanwhile, classes in Cebu City in all levels (public schools) are likewise suspended today due to continuous rains. Suspension of classes in elementary level has also been declared in Naval, Biliran.

As of writing, the whole Cebu and Bohol are under the yellow rainfall warning, while Biliran is under the orange rainfall warning.

Cebu’s rescue teams are now on standby as residents living in flood- and landslide-prone areas have already been advised to evacuate.

In an interview with DZMM, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said “Mario” will directly affect the province of Cebu.

Aurelio said the cyclone’s effects, combined with the southwest monsoon, may be felt in the province until Saturday.