Based on Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), 4:00 am today ‘Falcon’ estimated based on satellite images and surface data at 370 kilomters East Northeast of Tuguegarao City (18.8°N, 125.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kilometers per hour. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 19 kilomters per hour.
Yesterday, eleven areas were affected by the tropical storm “Falcon” while it was moving closer to Bicol region. The said tropical storm intensified after it merged with the low pressure area off Catanduanes.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced the suspension of classes for June 24, 2011 from pre-school to highschool levels in all private and public schools in Metro Manila , Cavite City, Antipolo City, Cainta, Calamba City, and Malolos City due to heavy rains and flashfloods distressing many areas. While the suspension for the college level will be depended to the school officials according to CHED.
For the meantime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has stated the floods in Quezon City, exactly along Maria Clara St., Araneta Avenue and N.S. Amoranto St. due to the spilling over of Talayan Creek.