‘Egay’ out, ‘Falcon’ in

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Bridge Down  A bridge in Bacnotan, La Union, that collapsed during the onslaught of tropical storm Egay.Photo by Lester A. Cardinez

Bridge Down
A bridge in Bacnotan, La Union, that collapsed during the onslaught of tropical storm Egay.Photo by Lester A. Cardinez

Tropical storm Egay (international name: Linfa) has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as another weather disturbance was expected to enter the country last night and bring in more rains today and in the next few days.

According to the state weather agency Pagasa, Typhoon Chan-Hom–which will be named Falcon–was tracked as of 11 a.m. Tuesday at 1,620 kilometers east of Luzon.

The name Falcon was derived from the name of the Filipino action film character Tony Falcon, the local version of “James Bond,” the fictional British secret agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming.

Weathermen said the new typhoon is not expected to directly affect the country.


Falcon is also not expected to make landfall but is seen to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring in heavy rains across the country until it exits by Friday.

It is forecast to have maximum sustained winds at 120 kph near the center, with gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Pagasa forecasts that it will move west-northwest at 20 kph.

Falcon is projected to move west-northwest at 20 kph and is expected to be at 1,190 km east of Itbayat, Batanes, on Wednesday morning.

By Thursday morning, it is expected to be 780 km east-northeast of Itbayat.

By Friday morning, it is expected to be 600 km northeast of Itbayat, or outside the PAR.
Egay has exited the PAR but not after causing damage amounting to millions of pesos

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