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Classes suspended anew in Castilla, Sorsogon due to floods

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The municipal government of Castilla, Sorsogon has suspended classes in all levels for a second straight day due to heavy rains and flooding.

“Due to heavy rains again this very early morning, high risk for flooding in flood-prone areas and for reasons of public safety, public welfare and public health, as Local Chief Executive, I issued another EXECUTIVE ORDER with Number 11 #EXTENDING SUSPENSION OF CLASSES IN ALL LEVELS (ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY) TODAY NOV 4, 2016,” read a Facebook announcement from Mayor Joan Lorenzano-Aquende.

Aquende said the decision was reached after consulting with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction office as well as the captains of affected Barangays.

A “severe” flood advisory was earlier hoisted in the Bicol region due to the rains and flash floods.

The lady politiko earlier reported heavy flooding in the areas of Sitio Cubao, Sitio Kutad and Barangay Miluya.