No classes tomorrow in some NegOcc areas as Tisoy expected to bring heavy rains

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BACOLOD CITY – Mayors in seven cities and six towns in Negros Occidental have declared suspension of classes at varying levels as Typhoon Tisoy is forecast to bring heavy rains tomorrow.

It's business as usual at Puno Banago, literally the start of Banago village, on the afternoon of 1 December 2016 as Bacolod City is placed under blue alert status as it braces for the landfall of Typhoon Tisoy forecast to hit land tomorrow, 2 December. Banago is one of the villages in Bacolod that has flood-prone portions. | Text and photo by Julius D. Mariveles
It’s business as usual at Puno Banago, literally the start of Banago village, on the afternoon of 1 December 2016 as Bacolod City is placed under blue alert status as it braces for the landfall of Typhoon Tisoy forecast to hit land tomorrow, 2 December. Banago is one of the villages in Bacolod that has flood-prone portions. | Text and photo by Julius D. Mariveles

Provincial disaster chief Zephard Caelian told DNX the city of Escalante and EB Magalona town have declared suspension of classes tomorrow at the pre-school level as mandated by law that suspends pre-school classes once a storm signal is hoisted over a place.

The towns of Toboso, Manapla, Salvador Benedicto, Calatrava, and EB Magalona have all suspended classes in all levels, while Murcia suspends classes for pre-school and kindergarten.

The cities of Escalante, Silay, San Carlos, and Sagay suspended classes for pre-school and kindergarten only, while Cadiz, Talisay, and Victorias suspended classes up to high school.

A river that sometimes overflows its banks in Banago village, one of the barangays that has flood-prone portions in Bacolod City. | Text and photo by Julius D. Mariveles
A river that sometimes overflows its banks in Banago village, one of the barangays that has flood-prone portions in Bacolod City. | Text and photo by Julius D. Mariveles

Victorias City Mayor Frederick Palanca also suspended classes from pre-school to high school in public and private schools while Talisay City Mayor Nilo Jesus Lizares III also ordered a similar suspension.

Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco and Murcia Mayor Gerry Rojas have also ordered class suspensions in declarations posted on their town and personal social media accounts.

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