Eastern Visayas LGUs extend suspension of class, work

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Tacloban City (CNN Philippines, January 4) — Several local government units in Eastern Visayas extended the suspension of class and work on Wednesday due to bad weather.

The following local government units suspended classes and/or work in their areas:

- Palo, Leyte (classes and work in government offices)

- Tanauan, Leyte (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Tabon-tabon, Leyte (classes in all levels)

- Alang-alang, Leyte (classes in all levels)

- Tunga (classes in all levels)

- San Miguel, Leyte (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Carigara, Leyte(classes and work in government offices)

- Tolosa, Leyte (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Basey, Samar (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Culaba, Biliran (classes in all levels)

- Abuyog, Leyte (classes in all levels)

- Babatngon, Leyte (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Barugo, Leyte (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Jaro, Leyte (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Balangiga, Eastern Samar (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Giporlos, Eastern Samar (classes and work, govt. and private)

- Cabucgayan, Biliran (classes and work, govt. and private)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the provinces of eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, southern Leyte, and Biliran will experience heavy rainfall that may result in flooding and landslides.

Several barangays in Leyte have been experiencing flooding due to continuous rainfall since Tuesday. This includes part of Guindaohan, Barugo due to the overflow of water in rice fields and its nearby river.

Several areas in Santa Fe town in Leyte province are also experiencing flooding today, like San Isidro Elementary School in Barangay San Isidro.

In Tanauan town, several residents have evacuated to Barangay Sacme relocation site after they being displaced by floodwaters. Mayor Gina Merilo and MDRRM Officer Rick Mazo conducted relief distribution this morning to the affected families.