Tacloban parade cancelled due to 'Gorio'

Posted at 06/29/13 10:28 AM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) -- Local officials in Tacloban City, Leyte were forced to cancel a scheduled parade on Saturday morning due to tropical storm "Gorio."

The "Day of Festivals" parade was cancelled due to the rains brought by the typhoon.

The Provincial Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) said heavy rains have already triggered floods in some areas in Leyte, which is placed under public storm signal no. 2.

Local officials said they will only proceed with the ritual presentations today at the Leyte Grandstand at 1 p.m.

Gorio has made landfall in Hernani town, Eastern Samar at 8 a.m. Saturday, PAGASA said. -- Report from Sharon Evite, ABS-CBN News Tacloban