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CamSur Gov. Villafuerte suspends classes in all levels today due to Agaton

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To ensure the safety of his constituents, Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Villafuerte has ordered the cancellation of classes today in all levels in both public and private schools due to heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Agaton.

The young governor said that with the continuous rains experienced by the province for the past few weeks coupled by the threat of Tropical Depression Agaton, more areas are becoming vulnerable to flooding and landslide.

“Due to incessant rains being experienced in the province these past few weeks flooding, flash floods and landslides have been reported by various municipalities of Camarines Sur,” Villafuerte’s Memorandum No. 4 read.

“Cloudy skies with rainshowers and/or thunderstorms are also expected to prevail over the province [today]. Because of this and alongside the effects of Tropical Depression Agaton, more communities are facing serious threats from these hazards,” the memorandum added.

Villafuerte said that in anticipation of the inclement weather situation, classes today, January 3, in all public and private schools all over the province are suspended.

Villafuerte has earlier placed the province under Red Alert Status as Tropical Depression Agaton is making its presence felt in the province.

In his Memorandum no. 2 issued yesterday, Villafuerte said that flooding and landslide continue to threaten the province and the entire population.

“In the past two weeks, Camarines Sur has been experiencing flooding, flashfloods and landslides in some barangays. Currently, the trough of Tropical Depression Agaton is affecting affecting the province bringing light to moderate to occasionally rains,” the separate memorandum read.

“Camsur is now under Red Alert Status. Please take necessary precautions in preparation for TD Agaton,” said Villafuerte.

Meanwhile, the governor, in a Memorandum No. 3, has ordered the implementation the “no sailing policy” and prohibited island hopping, swimming, and other water activities.

Agaton has already made landfall in Palawan as of last night.