PAGASA reported that Tropical Cyclone Chedeng, also known with the international name Maysak, had finally weakened on April 4, 2015, Saturday as of 4 pm. On its official accounts in various social media platforms, PAGASA stated that Chedeng had become a tropical storm by 3:40 PM.
It also further stated that at around 3 in the afternoon, Chedeng had been located near Casiguran, Aurora at around 365 km southeast. It has now maximum winds of up to 115 kph with gustiness 145 kph. The report stated a forecast of west-northwest movement at 20 kph.
With the anticipation of the effects of Chedeng in the are of Luzon’s northeast coast, the government units had decided to evacuate around 24,000 residents, mostly in Quezon province. According to an official of senior civil defense, Nigel Lontoc, it has been planned that residents in coastal villages be moved out.
Chedeng is expected to landfall in the area on Sunday morning which might bring storm surges in four areas. Project NOAH, a government program created for disaster prevention stated that Quezon, Calauag, Lopez and Gumaca are possible areas to experience storm surge.
It had been last week when Chedeng, then known as Maysak was a super typhoon that brought disaster in Federated States of Micronesia. Its wake left thousand homeless and five dead.