• Ilocos suspends classes in primary and secondary schools 


    LAOAG CITY: Due to heavy to moderate rainfall and strong winds spawned by Tropical Storm “Egay”, Governor Imee Marcos has suspended classes in both elementary and secondary schools in the entire province of Ilocos Norte on Monday.
    “Although rain, wind and earthquakes have not resulted in any significant damage, in compliance with Executive Order 66, classes are automatically cancelled from preschool to high school today. For college students, please refer to your school administrators,” said in an advisory issued earlier today from the Office of the Governor.
    As of press time, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has recorded an estimated rainfall amount from moderate to heavy within the 400-kilometer diameter of the typhoon.
    While Egay is expected to exit within the Philippine are of responsibility on Thursday evening (July 9), fisher folks and small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.
    Coastal residents as well as those living in flood-prone and landslide-prone villages were also advised to take precautionary measures and immediately go to evacuation centers if needed.
    As of 5 a.m. today (July 6), Egay has remained almost stationary over Luzon sea. Location of Egay’s center as of 4 a.m. is at 135-kilometers southwest of Laoag, with maximum sustained winds of 85kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100kph. PNA


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