DAGUPAN City, Pangasinan -- Classes today (all levels, both public and private schools) have been suspended in the province of Pangasinan and in Dagupan City.
Gov. Amado Espino III and acting City Mayor Brian Lim issued the advisories, cancelling all classes yesterday afternoon and suspension of classes today as a pre-emptive action on the part of the local government units to prevent potential loss of life, limb or property.
Being an independent city, the local government of Dagupan issues a separate advisory.
Espino maintained the alert status of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reducation and Management Council (PDRRMC) even after Typhoon Katrina has left the Philippine area of responsibility in preparation for Typhoon Lawin.
Yesterday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophyscial and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa) raised the storm signal in Pangasinan and neighboring provinces to number 2.
In Alaminos City, Mayor Arthur Celeste said the City Tourism Office temporarily cancelled, until further notice, trips of passenger boats going to Hundred Islands National Park. This is as per recommendation of the Coast Guard Substation based in Lucap due to gale warning and weather advisory.
Meanwhile, Lilibeth Gaydowen of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Northern Luzon, said NGCP’s Over-all Disaster Command Center conducts round-the-clock operations to monitor Typhoon Lawin. This is part of the company’s preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of the typhoon on transmission operations and facilities.
Likewise, line crews were positioned in strategic areas to facilitate immediate restoration work.