‘Ferdie’ exits PH

Tropical depression Ferdie exits the Philippine area of responsibility, leaving 2 dead and 6 others missing

EXITING PH. Satellite image as of 9:32 p.m. Courtesy of Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression Ferdie has exited the Philippine area of responsibility, the state weather bureau said Saturday evening, July 21.

In its 10:30 p.m. update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Ferdie continues to move away from the Philippines, and is now at 350 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City. 

All storm warning signals have been lifted, Pagasa said.

Ferdie now packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and moves in a west northwest direction at 15 kph, according to Pagasa.

It will likely be at 650 km west northwest of Laoag City by Sunday evening, Pagasa said.

On Saturday, Ferdie brought heavy rains over parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas, prompting Pagasa to place at least 12 areas under flood alerts. Two people were killed and 6 others went missing due to floods. – Rappler.com