(UPDATED, 12:15 AM)

Typhoon “Jolina” (international name “Conson”) has began wrecking havoc on parts of Eastern Visayas late Monday night (Philippine time). “Jolina” is the tenth tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this 2021, and it is is threatening huge swaths of Luzon within the next three days.

In its weather bulletin released 11PM of September 6, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that “Jolina” already made its first landfall in the municipality of Hernani, Samar.

“Jolina” has maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 115 km/h, and central pressure of 994 hPa. “Jolina” is moving west northwestward at 15 km/h. It has gustiness of up to 150 km from the center. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post when new information becomes available.

class suspensions for september 7 2021
Typhoon “Jolina” has forced the suspension of classes in affected areas for September 7, 2021 (Credits: PAGASA Twitter page)

PAGASA nonetheless has raised public storm warning signals over particular areas – mostly in Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region. With that, the rules for automatic class suspensions are in effect in accordance with Department of Education (DepEd) Order #14 series of 2021 as reported by The Filipino Scribe last July. DepEd clarified that the guidelines apply regardless of the learning delivery modality.

Local government units can also suspend classes in their respective areas as they deem appropriate.

Signal #3 – NO CLASSES IN ALL LEVELS (as per DepEd Order #14 series of 2021)

Southern portion of Eastern Samar
Southern portion of Samar

Signal #2 – NO CLASSES UP TO SENIOR LEVELS (as per DepEd Order #14 series of 2021)

Albay
Sorsogon
Masbate

Northern Samar
Rest of Samar
Rest of Eastern Samar
Biliran
Northern portion of Leyte

Signal #1 – NO CLASSES FOR PRESCHOOL (as per DepEd Order #14 series of 2021)

Southern portion of Quezon
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes
Romblon
Marinduque

Rest of Leyte
Southern Leyte
Northern Cebu, including Bantayan and Camotes Islands

LGU ANNOUNCEMENTS – NO CLASSES IN ALL LEVELS:

Northern Samar (as per Governor Edwin Ongchuan )
Albay (as per Governor Al Francis Bichara)

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