LGUs, schools advise class suspensions for Thursday, December 4, 2014 | #WalangPasok


MANILA, Philippines - Some local government units (LGUs) and schools in the Visayas region announced class suspensions for tomorrow, December 4, 2014 (Thursday) due to Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) that is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibiity tomorrow morning. The advisories were released through social media on Wednesday.

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and PAGASA have listed 56 areas including Metro Manila that are deemed critical.

Students are waiting in the terminal ready to go home after the announcement of suspension of classes #Hagupit #Ruby
Students are waiting in the terminal ready to go home after the announcement of suspension of classes #Hagupit #Ruby

WPF, PAGASA release Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) Weather Update (December 3-4, 2014)

In the Biliran Island, classes in all levels were suspended as initially announced through Twitter by the LGU officials: Mayor Lorenzo Reveldez declared class suspension at all levels on Friday, Dec. 5 in Culaba; NSU vice president for administration Nenita Sereno said classes in all levels of the university will be suspended Dec. 4 and 5; Almeria town mayor Dominador Agahan declared classes suspended at all levels on Dec. 5, Friday; Naval town mayor Susan Parilla declared no classes at levels on Dec. 4 and 5; Biliran town Mayor Grace Casil suspended classes in all levels on Dec. 4 and 5 and Cabucgayan Mayor Gemma Adobo declared a suspension of classes at all levels on Dec. 4 and 5.

As of 9:00pm, December 3, 2014: Here's the updated list of class suspensions for Thursday, December 4, 2014 due to Typhoon Ruby #RubyPH (refresh page for the updates):

  • BILIRAN: Classes in all levels - classes from December 4 to December 5, according to George Plecerda from the Office of the Vice Governor, province of Biliran

  • University of the Philippines Visayas-Tacloban College: Classes from December 4 to December 9
  • Visayas State University: Classes from December 4 to December 5

The list above is based on online monitoring. We will update this list as soon as new announcements are made or reported. For areas and schools not on the list, it means there is no announcement yet.

It is reminded that the local government unit (LGU) has the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

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PAGASA Weather Forecast (December 3-4, 2014)

In the latest PAGASA weather update, it says that the center of Typhoon Ruby as of 4:00pm was located based on all available data at 1,278 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (8.5ºN, 137.9ºE), with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph.

Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Cagayan Valley will have cloudy skies with light rains. The regions of Cordillera, Ilocos, and Central Luzon will experience partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast to East will prevail over Luzon and the Eastern section of Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast with slight to moderate seas.

Be Prepared for Typhoon Hagupit

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