Classes suspended due to ‘Florita’-A A +A
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
CLASSES in elementary and high schools, both public and private schools, in Iloilo City were suspended from July 7 to 8 after Typhoon Florita (Neoguri) dumped some half-meter deep of rainwater in the city.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announced the suspension of classes and convened the city disaster risk reduction and management council (CDRRMC) to monitor the affected areas and immediately response to any disaster.
Mabilog also urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), particularly the district engineering office, to fast-track the completion of ongoing road projects in San Pedro, Molo; Mabini Gen Luna, Iloilo City; San Rafael diversion road, Mandurriao district; and La Paz public market where flooding has been reported.
The flooding was aggravated by the ocean’s high tide that prevented the flood waters from flowing out to the sea and the Iloilo River.
Typhoon Florita exited the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration reported.