#CrisingPH weakens into LPA, all storms signals lifted

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) — Tropical depression Crising has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), the state weather bureau said in its 8 p.m. advisory on April 15.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) added that all storm signals have been lifted and that the LPA was spotted in the vicinity of Basey, Samar as of 7 p.m.

Crising made landfall at around 6:30 p.m. on April 15, packing maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 62 kph.

Except for isolated rains, PAGASA said most of the country can expect generally good weather on Sunday afternoon as Crising continues to weaken.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard said that as of 4:30 p.m., 4,851 passengers are stranded in ports in Bicol region, and parts of Visayas and southern Luzon due to Crising.

It added that 34 vessels, 14 motor bancas, and 384 rolling cargoes are stranded in these areas.

The bulk of stranded passengers are in Camotes port in Cebu, Allen port in Northern Samar, and Matnog port in Sorsogon.


People-stranded_Samar-port_02_CNNPH.jpg Photo of stranded passengers at the port of Allen in Northern Samar  


Due to inclement weather, the following Cebu Pacific flights were canceled, according to the Manila International Airport Authority:

  • 5J 321 - Manila to Legazpi
  • 5J 322 - Legazpi to Manila


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(Story updated at 9:35 p.m. of April 15 to reflect the weakening of Tropical Depression Crising into an LPA.)