PAGASA DOST Typhoon Juan Update and No-classes Policy during a Typhoon

By on Oct 17, 2010 in Science, Weather, World Comments

Updated October 20, 2010, 6:30 am.

Read Typhoon Juan Update: Still Storm Signal No 1 in six areas in Northern Luzon.

Updated October 19, 5am:

Read PAGASA DOST Typhoon Juan Update: Still no classes in Metro Manila for Elementary Students.

Updated October 18, 7pm

PAGASA DOST Typhoon Juan Update: Metro Manila and Batangas still under Storm Signal No.1

Updated October 18, 2pm

MIAA announces this list of cancelled flights due to Super Typhoon Juan.

Updated October 18, 11:45am

PAGASA DOST Update: Typhoon Juan lands at Eastern Isabela as Storm Signals area widens.

Updated October 18, 1:30 am:

PAGASA DOST Update: Typhoon Juan now raised Storm Signal No 1 in Metro Manila

Updated October 17 7pm.

PAGASA DOST Update: Typhoon Juan now raised to Storm Signal No 4 in Cagayan and Isabela

As PAGASA reported on their website a few minutes ago, Typhoon Juan (or Megi) was located at 390 km east of Aparri, Cagayan, as of 4pm today, Sunday, 17 October 2010.

According to PAGASA, ‘its exact location is 18.5°N, 125.7°E with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph, and moving westward at 22 kph, with an estimated central pressure of 938 hpa’.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) through deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte reminded the public about the no-classes policy in the Philippines during a typhoon, ABS-CBN reported a few hours ago.

In a radio interview with Valte today, the Malacañang official explains the rule on how classes can be suspended automatically.

As she explained, there will be no classes on pre-school classes, both private and public, when a storm Signal No. 1 is reported.

If the storm is Signal No. 2, there will be no classes for elementary and high school classes, as well as pre-school classes.

Meanwhile, all college students will be included in the list of no classes once a storm Signal No. 3 was announced.

With this, Malacañang strongly suggests that parents and students should not wait for Deped’s announcement, but rather be aware on the latest typhoon updates from PAGASA.

Earlier, it was reported that Storm Signal No. 3 was raised in some places in the Northern part of the Philippines such as Cagayan, where Typhoon Juan (International name: Megi) is expected to land tomorrow, Monday.

For more latest update of Typhoon Juan, visit DOST PAGASA website or follow their Twitter account, @dost_pagasa.

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