The Department of Education issued reminders to school heads to:
- Unplug computers and other electrical equipment
- Move textbooks, furniture and important materials to safer areas
- Secure roof beams with wires or heavy-duty ropes
- Board up jalousies and windows with plywood or secure material
- Prune trees especially those adjacent to buildings and along electrical posts
— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) December 3, 2014
(Updated 1:14 p.m.) Although it is still too far to affect the Philippines, Typhoon Hagupit is likely to make landfall in Eastern Visayas by Saturday afternoon or early evening, according to PAGASA.
In its 11 a.m. update, PAGASA said the typhoon was estimated at 1,610 km east of Davao City as of 8 a.m., with maximum winds of 140 kph and gustiness of 170 kph. It is projected to move west-northwest at 30 kph.
In a televised press conference Wednesday morning, PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that Hagupit is still on track to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, at which point it will be given the local storm designation, “Ruby.”
He said that there is a “60%-40%” chance in favor of Hagupit heading toward Eastern Visayas, or veering off toward Japan.
“(Pero) mas mataas ang tsansa na ito ay mag-landfall,” Aurelio said.
Source: GMA NEWS