Alert level 1 up in Surigao

Alert level one was raised early today, April 1 in the city following continuous rains which started Thursday evening, March 31, 2011 brought about by a low pressure area.

In a radio interview, acting Mayor Kent Yuipco, said an alert level one was hoisted through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council upon recommendation from PAGASA.

With this development, an automatic suspension of classes in the pre-school and elementary levels both from private and public will be enforced.

Yuipco, likewise, advised the people living near the mountain slopes and in the low-lying areas to be alert for possible flash floods and landslides.

Latest PAGASA bulletin revealed that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 800 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.0°N, 134.0°E).

Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Eastern Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated light rains.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast to Northwest with slight to moderate seas. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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