SAN JUAN, La Union

Mayor Arturo P. Valdriz has lifted the shutdown order on his town’s beaches. After more than a day
after ordering the closure of their beaches for all water activities to avoid further drowning incidents because of strong water under currents and huge waves, Valdriz lifted his directive citing that conditions have changed. In another Executive Order (EO) numbered 24 series of 2023 on Friday, Valdriz amended his second order Thursday that also amended his first order Wednesday, then at the heels of drowning incidents victimizing five beach goers in his town.

On Wednesday, the town mayor issued EO 23 series of 2023 directing the closure of beaches and suspension of water activities and the next day, his EO 23A series of 2023 modified it providing clearer guidelines for appropriate adjustments. Valdriz EOs were prompted by the anticipated strong waves and currents in the municipal waters of San Juan caused by strong winds brought by
Amihan as told in the gale warnings of the PAGASA.

But after carefully assessing and monitoring the situation, it has said to be determined that the gale warning has been lifted and the level of the waves has been lowered, the mayor said late Friday. Valdriz cited that there is now no imminent danger to public safety and ordered that normal beach and water activities can resume. He also directed the police and concerned authorities and the establishments to be on guard to provide safety measures for the beach goers.

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