Typhoon Hagupit may have been downgraded from a super typhoon to a tropical storm, but we’re not out of the woods yet. In anticipation of what this latest natural calamity will bring, the MMDA has suspended the number-coding scheme tomorrow. However, there is no word yet if Makati, which doesn’t believe it falls under MMDA jurisdiction, has also lifted the number-coding rule.
As of now, Signal Number 2 is still raised over Metro Manila, and classes on all levels of the National Capital Region are also suspended tomorrow. And the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (or PAGASA) still has Metro Manila under Yellow Alert in terms of rainfall. This means flooding is still quite possible.
While some safety precautions may seem extreme, our recent weather disturbances have also been quite alarming. So until Hagupit exits our country, let’s all stay safe and dry.
UPDATE: Makati Traffic tweeted that number-coding is also lifted in Makati City on December 9, 2014.
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