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PAGASA to parents: Brace your kids for rainy season

Friday, May 31, 2019 01:10 AM    Views : 37by:Ninfa B Quirante

BORONGAN CITY, May 30 (PIA) —The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in Eastern Samar has warned parents to prepare their children for the rainy season and to prioritize their safety and well-being as classes is set to open next week. 

Ricardo Galupe, officer-in-charge of the PAGASA weather station in Borongan City, shared about the possible number of typhoons that will come from June until October. 

"One or two in June and July, one or three in August, and two or four in the months of September and October," he said during the Oplan Balik Eskwela Convergence spearheaded by the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday. 

"As weather is unpredictable, I seek the parents' discretion whether to let their children go to school or not when there is a successive rain of two or three days," Galupe said.

He then asked them to just let their kids stay at home especially if the schools are flood-prone or landslide-prone or that access to the schools are also risky.

He also asked the parents to provide umbrella, raincoats or even caps as protection from the sun and rains.

"If you can afford, please ask the kids to ride because making them walk under the heat of the sun could cause sickness," Galupe added.

The DepEd converged agencies like the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire, water district, traffic bureau, City Social Welfare and Development Office, disaster risk reduction unit, Radyo Pilipinas and the Philippine Information Agency, and the state weather bureau to seek their commitment of support to services as regards to the opening of classes on June 3, 2019 and even beyond. (NBQ/PIA 8-Eastern Samar)  

Source: https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1022660

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