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Typhoon ‘Ruby’ Enters Philippines, List of Suspended #WalangPasok Classes Announcement


It was only a year ago when Supertyphoon “Yolanda”, with the international name of “Haiyan”, devastated the region of Eastern Visayas. Now, an incoming typhoon may make its landfall in the region again, warned the weather bureau on Tuesday. #WalangPasok

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated in a news conference that the said typhoon would make landfall in Eastern Visayas on Sunday.

The cyclone will be named “Ruby” once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility with the international name “Hagupit,” Filipino for lash.

Typhoon ‘Ruby’ Enters Philippines, List of Suspended #WalangPasok Classes Announcement

It was mentioned that it would further intensify with sustained winds of up to 175 kilometers per hour, along with it, dumping intense rains and whipping up waves capable of sending up to four-meter storm surge.

However, a typhoon shall only be considered a supertyphoon when it reaches 220 kph of sustained winds.

According to senior weather forecaster for PAGASA Rene Paciente, despite not yet being a supertyphoon, winds howling at 175 kph are more than enough to blow away roofs, toppling trees, electric posts and even cell site steel towers, and destroying houses and other structures made of light materials.

Director of Project NOAH, Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, Mahar Lagmay said that they will be issuing storm surge warnings with a clearer forecast by Friday or 48 hours before the estimated time of landfall.

Lagmay also added that they would be able to show not only the height of the waves but also how far inland the flooding would reach.

The typhoon would cover Southern Luzon, the Visayas and northern Mindanao with a 600-km radius, according to PAGASA.

Paciente also stated that the typhoon’s effect would begin to be felt on Friday, the time by which PAGASA will be able to get a better forecast of its strength and track.

It is definitely possible that the Eastern Visayas, the region most devastated November last year by the strongest recorded typhoon in history to ever make landfall, would once again bear another typhoon’s fury.

Paciente added that there is also a possibility of the typhoon heading northward towards Japan. He said that there is another possibility of the typhoon making landfall in Bicol or in north-eastern Mindanao.
Meanwhile Deped already announced the schools and provinces who suspended their classes due to typhoon Hagupit.

Class suspensions - Hagupit/ RubyPH Hourly Update

ALL LEVELS 
Region IV-A
  • - Cavite Province (Dec. 8 to 9, 2014)
  • - Quezon Province (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Rizal Province (Dec. 8, 2014)

Region IV-B
  • - Oriental Mindoro (Dec. 8, 2014) 

Region V
  • - Camarines Sur (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Camarines Norte (Dec. 8, 2014) 

Region VII
  • - Cebu Province (Dec. 8, 2014)*
  • - Talisay City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Lapu-lapu City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Mandaue City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Carcar City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Bohol Province (Dec. 8, 2014)

NCR 
  • - Paranaque City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Pasay City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Navotas City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Valenzuela City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Pasig City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Muntinlupa City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Pateros (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Quezon City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Makati City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Marikina City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Mandaluyong City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - San Juan City (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Las Pinas City (Dec. 8, 2014) 
  • - Malabon City (Dec. 8, 2014) 

*Cebu City will have to make its own declaration since it is a lone district.

PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL
Region IV-B
  • - Palawan, Palawan (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • - Northern Palawan (Dec. 8 to 9, 2014)
PRESCHOOL
  • - Dumaguete City (Dec. 8, 2014)
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Deped also released preparedness infographics for citizens.

Typhoon ‘Ruby’ Enters Philippines, List of Suspended #WalangPasok Classes Announcement