PB members ride jetski, evacuation sites readied as Pablo nears

Posted on December 3, 2012

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Two Cebu Provincial board members had to ride a jetski to travel 36 nautical miles to mainland Cebu after all passenger vessels were grounded by the Cebu Coast Guard.

PB members Jude Sybico and Miguel Magpale rode the jetskis to make it to their 1 p.m regular session at Capitol in Cebu City this afternoon. The Coast Guard grounded 13 passenger vessels after Pagasa placed Cebu under Signal No. 1.

The Lapu-Lapu City government also suspended elementary classes in their area while the Mandaue City government suspended all classes effective this afternoon.

Covered courts in Lapu-Lapu City were readied as temporary evacuation site.

As of 3 p.m today, typhoon Pablo is located 420 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan island in Surigao del Sur, moving northwest at 24 kilometers per hour.

Pagasa Mactan weather analyst Alex Quiblat said Pablo’s speed is fast compared to a normal typhoon which moves at an average of 19 kilometers per hour.

Pablo is expected to make landfall in Iloilo tomorrow and will arrive in Cebu by Wednesday morning./ by Correspondents Carmel M. Matus and Fe Marie Dumaboc

CONTACT NUMBERS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

CCRRDMC: 032 – 584 – 1469 / 032 – 584 – 1470
MAYOR’S OFFICE: 255 – 6984 / 253 – 8637
POLICE: 233 – 6795 / 233 – 0762
FIRE DEPT (BFP): 256 – 0542 / 256 – 0541
BPER(Basak Pardo Emergency Response): 261 – 6842

(Source: Cebu City Public Information Officer)

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