The huge number of evacuees for a single province, in Misamis Oriental and including its city, Cagayan de Oro, was triggered by the still fresh memory of Typhoon Sendong, one of the most devastating typhoons in terms of lost lives, when it left 1,403 dead and 613,204 homeless. Sendong entered through Surigao del Norte on December 2011 and crossed the country through the northern Mindanao provinces of Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte.
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Meanwhile, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced late Thursday night that “suspension of classes by private schools in any or all levels and work of employees shall be left to the discretion of school authorities and employers.”
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in a statement called on its forces and allied groups to “collectively confront the possible disastrous impact of the strong winds, rains, floods, landslides and mudflows” of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).”
Storm signal no. 2 was declared this morning by weather bureau PAGASA in three provinces of Caraga and in Eastern Visayas as Typhoon Yolanda entered into the Philippine Area of Responsibility Wednesday evening.
Governors Rodolfo del Rosario of Davao del Norte and Arturo ‘Chongkee’ Uy of Compostela Valley told Davao Today they had convened their respective Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Councils (PDRRMC) to discuss preparations for the storm.