#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for November 19, 2019

#WalangPasok_Class suspensions for November 19, 2019

Local governments have announced a suspension of classes on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, due to the inclement weather brought by Severe Tropical Storm Ramon.

Keep refreshing this link for updates. (Update as of 5:07 am, Nov. 19, 2019.)

Cagayan Valley

Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Apayao
    • Conner – all levels (public and private)
  • Benguet – preschool (public and private)

Ilocos Region

  • Ilocos Norte
    • Batac – all levels (public and private)
    • Laoag City – all levels (public and private)
    • Pagudpud – all levels (public and private)
    • Paoay – all levels (public and private)
    • San Nicolas – all levels (public and private)

At 4:00 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “RAMON” was estimated based on all available data at 125 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.3 °N, 122.8 °E ).

It is moving North Northwest at 10 kph with maximum sustained winds of 100 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kph.

Ramon is expected to make landfall in the northern part of Cagayan between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, November 19.

The following areas remain under tropical cyclone wind signals:

Signal No. 2 (winds of 61 km/h to 120 km/h)

  • Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands
  • northern part of Isabela (Sta Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto Tomas, Quezon, Delfin Albano, Tumauini, Divilacan)
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • lIocos Norte

Signal No. 1 (winds of 30 km/h to 60 km/h)

  • Batanes
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Abra
  • Mountain Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • La Union
  • northern part of Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan)
  • rest of Isabela

Areas affected by Ramon will also continue to experience rain, which might trigger flash floods and landslides. 

The state weather bureau has the following weather outlook.

  • The rainfall outlook for tonight: Moderate with occasional to frequent heavy rains over Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, Batanes, the northern portion of Isabela, Ilocos Norte and Apayao. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over the rest of Ilocos Norte, rest of Isabela, Kalinga, Abra, and Ilocos Norte.
  • The rainfall outlook for tomorrow: Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Batanes, Apayao, and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over the rest of Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Sur, and the rest of Cagayan.
  • Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to flooding and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take appropriate actions, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
  • Sea travel is risky, especially for small sea crafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the western seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.
  • “RAMON” is forecast to make landfall over Northern Cagayan between tonight and tomorrow morning.
  • At 2:00 PM today, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was estimated at 1,320 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.3°N, 137.8°E). This weather disturbance is forecast to enter the PAR within 24 hours and is being monitored for potential tropical cyclone development.

Based on automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd, LGUs have the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

DepEd Advisory 1
DepEd Advisory 2
DepEd Advisory 3
DepEd Advisory 4