Advisory: No classes on Monday (Aug. 1) in Cagayan, Isabela provinces as Typhoon Carina closes in

  • Cagayan and Isabela provinces have suspended classes for Monday
  • Suspension announcement came in light of Typhoon Carina’s impending arrival
  • Pagasa also warned vessels against going out in South Luzon’s eastern seaboards

MANILA, Philippines – The provinces of Cagayan and Isabela have suspended classes in several levels on Monday, August 1 even as Typhoon Carina is expected to hit northern Luzon on Sunday late afternoon.

Isabela province declared no classes for students from pre-school to high-school.

Classes in the Northern Cagayan towns of Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, Buguey, Aparri, Lal-lo, Camalaniugan, Allacapan, Ballesteros, Abulug, Pamplona, Sanchez Mira, Claveria, Sta. Paxedes, Calayan, Lasam, Gattaran and Rizal have been suspended in all levels.

For the rest of Cagayan province, there will no classes from pre-school to senior high school.

Isabela, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Abra and the Babuyan Group of Islands have all been placed under Storm Signal No. 2

Batanes Group of Islands, Benguet, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and Aurora meanwhile have been placed under Storm Signal No. 1.

Local government officials said their area’s disaster response teams have been activated and are prepared to meet any contingencies.

In its latest bulletin as of 5 PM, Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned fishing boats and other seacraft from going out to sea in Southern Luzon’s eastern seaboards in Camarines Provinces, Catanduanes, the eastern coasts of Albay, Sorsogon, and Quezon (including Polillo Island, Mindoro Occidental, Marinduque and Palawan.

“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” the advisory read.

Pagasa also announced that it will issue another advisory tomorrow 5 AM, Monday morning.