No classes in all levels in Misamis Oriental due to typhoon Yolanda

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Classes in all levels, both private and public, in the capital city of Cagayan de Oro and the province of Misamis Oriental were suspended effective Nov. 7 until Nov. 8, local officials said Thursday.

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Acting City Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, head of the local inter-agency risk reduction management council, issued the memorandum at 5:00 a.m. Thursday just as the government’s weather bureau raised storm signal no. 1 in Misamis Oriental as typhoon Yolanda nears.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised signal no. 1 in most part in Northeastern Mindanao and Northern Mindanao at 5:00 a.m. Thursday.

Spotted about 800 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao, typhoon Yolanda were packing at 210 kph in its center and a gustiness of up to 250 kph, PAGASA said.

Acenas said that he has issued the memorandum suspending classes in all levels in Cagayan de Oro City effective Nov. 7 until Nov. 8 to allow the parents and students to prepare and be secure in their homes.

The province of Misamis Oriental also suspended classes in all levels in the province at 6:00 a.m. Thursday effective until Nov. 8.

Provincial administrator Edmundo Pacamalan Jr. said that the province has also established a 24-hour communication center at the provincial capitol building to monitor the effects of typhoon Yolanda in the province. PNA

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