Official Publication of the Philippine Information Agency Bicol Regional Office, in cooperation with the RIAC-REDIRAS - RDC Bicol

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Classes, work resume as typhoon Nona heads out of Bicol

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, Dec.15 (PIA) -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRMC)  of Camarines Sur has lifted today the suspension of classes in public and private schools as well as work in the government and private institutions after public storm warning signal was lowered from 3 to 1 for typhoon Nona.

The city government here, through the City Events Program and Protocol Office (CEPPIO), has issued similar advisory after the weather showed a favorable condition this morning.

In the same advisory, local authorities clarified that only classes in pre-school up to high school classes are covered by the said directive, particularly those schools used as evacuation centers when forced evacuation was carried out in the wake of the threats of typhoon.

For tertiary schools, the advisory stated that the discretion for the lifting of the suspension of classes was delegated to their respective administrators.

The advisory also exempted principals, school administrators and teachers who were also directed to ensure that the classrooms and other facilites will be ready for the classes on the next day.

Aside from isolated cases of power interruptions, mostly from the upland barangays of Naga City and other parts of the province, there were no reported cases of major damage or casualties as of press time. Most of the evacuees already returned to their respective communities after floodwaters subsided the next day.

PDRRMC recorded a total of 9,371 families from 144 barangays  evacuated and accounted 57  stranded passengers at Pasacao port bound to Masbate.

Environment Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO) chief Luzena Bermeo said that relief operations were also carried out in various evacuation centers in the province.  Although the typhoon has already weakened, PDRRMC personnel and response teams from the city government continue to monitor the condition of their respective areas of concerns.  (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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