Classes in all levels in 4 provinces suspended as Nona nears

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Masbate Gov. Vicente Homer Revil (standing with microphone) presides at an emergency meeting with local officials in preparation for Typhoon Nona.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Four provinces — Albay, Masbate, Northern Samar, and Camarines Sur (including Naga City)— announced the suspension of Monday classes (December 14) in all levels as Typhoon Nona got nearer the country on Sunday (December 13). In Masbate, Gov. Vicente Home Revil suspended classes for two days, both on Monday and Tuesday.

In Masbate, Gov. Vicente Home Revil suspended classes for two days, both on Monday and Tuesday.

Revil issued the order Sunday afternoon (December 13), shortly after an emergency meeting of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, which is headed by Dr. Hernando P. Dorogon.

Also present at the meeting were Senior Supt. Prexy Dugas Tanggawohn, chief of the Masbate Police Provincial Office and representatives of various government agencies.

The officials discussed various measure to ensure no casulaties in case the typhoon should hit Masbate directly.

In Albay, Gov. Jose Salceda also announced that beginning Monday morning pre-emptive mass evacuation would be carried out to prevent casualties.

Salceda said residents to evacuated are those vulnerable to storm surge, flooding, strong winds, landslide, and lahar.

On Sunday afternoon, the Albay government has also already started preparing relief goods to be distributed to affected residents.

All structures and stalls in Karangahan have also already been dismantled as ordered by the authorities to avoid further damage once Nona his Albay.

CNN Philippines' stringers Jessie M. Parion and Jean Rose Geronga contributed to this report.