KIDAPAWAN CITY –– Classes in pre-school and elementary levels, both public and private, in the town of Alamada, Cotabato were canceled for today, Sept. 11, due to bad weather.
Mercedita Foronda, Cotabato Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Chief, said moderate to heavy downpour was experienced in the town since last night, prompting the local chief executive to cancel classes.
Foronda said class suspensions were reported in the villages of Paruayan, Malitubog, Mapurok, Macabasa, Mirasol, and Kitacubong.
Foronda appealed to families living near rivers and creeks, and areas prone to landslide to be vigilant about the developing situation, and not hesitate to evacuate when necessary.
“We have asked the disaster officials in the province to always monitor their respective areas of responsibility,” Foronda added.
In the past two days, heavy rains in Antipas town led to a landslide and floods in the villages of Camutan and Canaan.
Cornfields were flooded, according to a flash report of the Antipas disaster risk office. a flash report of the Antipas disaster risk office./lzb
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