brace for storm
AS TYPHOON SIGNALS 1
AND 2 HOISTED OVER PROVINCE
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Passengers bound for Iloilo and Bacolod yesterday were stranded with the cancellation of ferry trips after PAGASA hoisted storm signal number two over northern Iloilo and Negros Occidental, and signal number one over the rest of Negros yesterday.
Negros Occidental Gov. Isidro Zayco and Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said their disaster councils and rescue teams have gone on alert, as they called on residents living in low-lying areas, and along creeks and river banks to take the necessary precautions in case of flooding as Tropical Storm Feria approaches.
Classes will be automatically suspended today if the typhoon signals remain, Education Department Acting Regional Director, Mildred Garay, said yesterday.