MANILA – Chedeng, (international name: Maysak) considered as a supertyphoon last week hits the boundary of Aurora and Isabela provinces early Sunday, but at a weakened state.
Contrary to previous predictions, the supertyphoon weakened to a tropical depression—a phenomenon considered a “miracle” on Easter Sunday, by most Filipinos.
Chedeng hit wide areas along the eastern coast of Luzon but the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported no major damage or casualties.
It struck Isabela province early Sunday with center winds of 55 kilometers per hour and is expected to exit the Tuesday or Wednesday.
It will then head towards the West Philippine Sea.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has already lifted all public storm warnings yesterday afternoon.
“As of now, most of our fears have melted away,” chief state weather forecaster Esperanza Cayanan said.