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DEVELOPING STORY | Gov. Guico: “Suspension of work & classes should first be localized”

Governor Ramon V. Guico III during the regular flag raising ceremony held on September 4, said suspension of work and classes should first be in the discretion of the Local Government Units (LGUs) depending on the weather situation in their localities.

In stating this, he disclosed that there is a process and system in declaring province-wide suspension of work and classes.

“Napakalaki po ng probinsiya at hindi lahat ng lugar ng ay binabaha,” the governor stated as he further said that the PDRRMO is regularly monitoring the situation to include the water levels in dams and rivers in the province and even outside Pangasinan.

Gov. Guico said the provincial government is constantly coordinating with the LGUs and other agencies involve in the process. “Once we find out that there is a need to declare suspension, we will do so. Right now the LGUs (municipalities and cities) are empowered to declare suspension in their respective locality,” he stressed.

The heavy rains over the weekend was caused by enhanced Southwest Monsoon that is affecting the country. Luzon Local Weather posted by the Pangasinan PDRRMO issued at 5PM on September 3 stated that as of 4PM that day, the center of the eye of Typhoon Hanna was estimated based on all available data at 245 km. North Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 255 km/h, and central pressure of 950 hPa and it is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h.

On heavy rainfall warning, yellow warning level is raised over Pangasinan. For yellow rainfall warning, 50-100mm of rain in one to two hours is expected. Possible flooding and landslides in flood and landslides-prone areas are likely to happen.

Pangasinenses especially those residing in flood-prone areas, are encouraged to be vigilant while fishermen are advised to refrain from fishing to ensure their safety.

(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)

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