OCHA Flash Update No. 5 Philippines | Typhoon Maysak (6 April 2015)

This is an OCHA Flash Update on Typhoon Maysak.

Typhoon Maysak (known locally as Chedeng) weakened into a tropical storm as it made landfall in the coastal municipality of Dinapigue, Isabela province in northern Luzon in the early morning of 5 April, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). It had maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h. It further weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed northern Luzon. By 6 April, 4 a.m. (local time), it was a low pressure area and located 215 km northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte province.

This weather system affected 2,800 people in Isabela and Aurora provinces. All public storm warning signals were lifted on 5 April and 2,140 people that pre-emptively evacuated in Isabela and Aurora (Divilacan, Maconacon, Dinapigue, Dilasag, Baler, Casiguran and Dipaculao municipalities) were allowed to return to their homes. There are no reports of casualties so far.

The Philippines Humanitarian Country Team will continue to work with the authorities to enhance the collective readiness to respond to emergencies ahead of the start of the southwest monsoon season.

This is the last Flash Update on Typhoon Maysak.

For more information, contact:
Akiko Yoshida, Humanitarian Affairs Officer,, Mobile: +63-917-543-7251

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