World Thousands Evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri Nears the Philippines

09:25  02 december  2019
09:25  02 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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TYPHOON Kammuri is rapidly barrelling towards the Philippines and officials have now issued evacuation orders for some provinces. The Philippines has evacuated tens of thousands of people as Typhoon Kammuri nears the nation. The monstrous storm, the 20th tropical cyclone to

The Philippines evacuated tens of thousands of people as typhoon Kammuri , which is forecast to make landfall in Bicol region by Monday, threatens the Kammuri , the 20th tropical cylone to enter the Southeast Asian nation this year, was following a track similar to typhoon Rammasun in July 2014

Typhoon Kammuri© Getty Typhoon Kammuri More than 43,000 people have been evacuated and schools in six provinces have suspended classes as the eastern islands of the Philippines braced for Typhoon Kammuri to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday.

The storm, packing wind gusts as high as 115 miles per hour, was barreling toward the Philippines on Monday with its eye 220 miles east of the city of Virac on the island province of Catanduanes, the national weather agency said.

The typhoon is poised to strike the Philippines just after President Rodrigo Duterte, joined by the politician and boxing star Manny Pacquiao, presided over the opening of the Southeast Asian Games, a biannual sports event that draws top athletes from 11 Southeast Asian nations.

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Meanwhile, thousands of people are being evacuated as the most powerful typhoon of the year barrels towards the Philippines . Typhoon Mangkhut's

Thousands evacuated and ports closed as forecasters hope storm system will pass along coast without moving inland.

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Sunday saw more than 62,000 people evacuated from their homes in the eastern Philippines , ahead of Typhoon Kammuri 's expected landfall, officials said. About 58,000 residents from Malinao town in Albay province, 330 kilometers south of Manila, moved to shelters and evacuation centers, said

Mangkhut has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. Thousands of people have been moved to temporary shelters as Mangkhut is set to

The Games are scheduled to run through Dec. 11, and organizers have said that the typhoon may cause the cancellation of outdoor events on the island of Luzon in the country’s north. This year’s Games have been touted as the biggest yet, with more than 8,000 athletes competing and hundreds of millions of television viewers expected to tune in from around the region.

Heavy rains were expected in Manila and populous cities nearby, and disaster agencies have stockpiled food and medicine. The authorities have yet to issue mandatory evacuation orders, saying that all evacuations so far were pre-emptive. Residents were asked to check local weather advisories and government social media accounts as the typhoon continued to move toward landfall.

Kammuri, the 20th storm to hit the Philippines this year, was reported to be following the same path as Typhoon Rammasun, which killed more than 100 people in July 2014.

The Philippines is regularly exposed to powerful typhoons. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall, tearing through the Philippines at record speed. Massive storm surges shredded the central city of Tacloban, washing whole neighborhoods away. Haiyan left more than 7,300 dead in its wake and displaced over 650,000 people.

Jason Gutierrez contributed reporting.

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