Typhoon Karding exits PAR after leaving trail of destruction

Typhoon Karding exits PAR after leaving trail of destructionINFOFacebookTwitterCopy URLTyphoon Karding (Noru) maintains its strength as it leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday evening, September 26

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Karding (Noru) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 8 pm on Monday, September 26, after triggering massive floods and leaving a trail of destruction in Central Luzon.

By late Monday evening, Karding was already 585 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its final bulletin issued at 11 pm.

The typhoon slowed down, moving west toward Vietnam at 20 kilometers per hour from the previous 30 km/h.

It maintained its strength as it left PAR, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h and gustiness of up to 170 km/h.

At its peak, Karding was a super typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h. It underwent a period of “explosive intensification” before making landfall, as its maximum sustained winds increased by 90 km/h in 24 hours.

Signal No. 5 was the highest wind signal raised and the rain reached torrential levels.

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