"Feria" out of RP by Saturday — Pagasa

June 25, 2009 8:45 am 

MANILA, June 25 — Tropical storm "Feria" accelerates as it moves away from western Luzon and may exit the country by Saturday, the state weather bureau said Thursday afternoon.

Latest bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 4 p.m. Thursday, the eye of Feria was spotted 210 kms northwest of Iba, Zambales or 220 kms west-northwest of Dagupan City with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is heading north-northwest at 20 kph into the open waters of the South China Sea.

Forecasts show that Feria will reach maximum winds of 110 kph on Saturday morning, June 27, while near the coast of Fujian Province in China.

Meanwhile, Pagasa has lowered storm signals in most places except in Zambales and Western Pangasinan where signal No. 1 remains hoisted.

The wrath of Feria was felt mostly in central Philippines, claiming the lives of seven people, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said.

As this developed, the NDCC clarified that Vicente Layage was actually the unidentified person who was earlier reported to have perished in a landslide in Cagayan de Oro City.

Four people died in Quezon province during a tornado incident and one perished when a banca capsized in Cebu.

Eight people remain missing while five others were reported injured.

Based on the report of the Philippine Coast Guard, a total of 1,884 passengers, 67 trucks, 16 small cars, 273 rolling cargoes, 44 vessels, 52 motor bancas and four passenger bus are still stranded in 21 ports in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V and VI.

Normal operations of island trips in Bicol ports resumed early Thursday morning.

Ferry operations at Looc and Dapdap ports, both of Allen, Northern Samar are also back to normal since Wednesday night. (PNA) scs/MPC


One Response to “"Feria" out of RP by Saturday — Pagasa”

  1. dan on June 27th, 2009 3:41 pm

    I look forward to read the Balita on line news daily here in uk .Which is quite informative thank you danny / takoore uk