WV provinces under storm signals amid ‘Basyang’

February 13, 2018

The track of tropical storm “Basyang.” Graphics from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, or Pagasa.

PROVINCES in Western Visayas were placed under public storm warning signals as tropical storm “Basyang” makes its way through the south.

“Basyang” continued its threat over Caraga Region as of early this morning, with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 80 kph, a 5 a.m. bulletin from the state weather bureau Pagasa showed.

Southern Negros Occidental was placed under Signal No. 2, along with Bohol, southern Cebu, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, and southern Leyte.

Meanwhile Signal No. 1 was hoisted over Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the rest of Negros Occidental.

In areas under Signal No. 1, public and private preschool and kindergarten classes shall be automatically cancelled or suspended, according to Department of Education Department Order 43 series of 2012.

On the other hand, in areas under Signal No. 2, public and private preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and secondary classes shall be automatically cancelled or suspended, the order stated.

Also placed under Signal No. 2 were Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, and northern section of Bukidnon, the Pagasa showed.

Signal No. 1 was also raised over the following:

* the rest of Cebu, Leyte, Biliran, Samar, and eastern Samar in Visayas

* Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, the rest of Bukidnon, North Cotabato, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, and Davao Oriental in Mindanao

* Palawan, including the Calamian Group of Islands, and the southern section of Masbate in Luzon./PN