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World Typhoon Kammuri slams into Philippines

00:26  03 december  2019
00:26  03 december  2019 Source:   bbc.com

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Typhoon Kammuri has made landfall in the central Philippines , at the southern end of Luzon island. Some 200,000 residents have been evacuated from coastal and mountainous areas over fears of flooding, storm surges and landslides. Operations at Manila international airport will be suspended for

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Villagers carry their belongings as they are evacuated in the eastern Philippines© EPA Villagers carry their belongings as they are evacuated in the eastern Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri has made landfall in the central Philippines, at the southern end of Luzon island.

Some 200,000 residents have been evacuated from coastal and mountainous areas over fears of flooding, storm surges and landslides.

Operations at Manila international airport will be suspended for 12 hours from Tuesday morning.

Some events at the Southeast Asian Games, which opened on Saturday, have been cancelled or re-scheduled.

The storm, which made landfall in Sorsogon province, is said to have maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110mph), with gusts of up to 240km/h, with storm surges of up to three metres (nearly 10ft) expected, the weather service said.

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  Thousands Evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri Nears the Philippines 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 Philippines is hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons each year, killing hundreds and putting people in disaster-prone areas in a state of constant poverty. © John SAEKI Map showing the path of Typhoon Kammuri as it heads towards the Philippines on Monday.

More than 43,000 people have been evacuated and schools in six provinces have suspended classes as the eastern islands of the Philippines were lashed by heavy rains from Typhoon Kammuri as it prepared to make landfall late Monday.

Tens of thousands had already fled their homes in the east of the country, where the typhoon was expected to hit first.

But some decided to stay despite the storm's impending arrival.

"The wind is howling. Roofs are being torn off and I saw one roof flying," Gladys Castillo Vidal told AFP news agency.

"We decided to stay because our house is a two-storey made of concrete... Hopefully it can withstand the storm."

Organisers of the Southeast Asian Games have suspended some competitions, including windsurfing, adding that other events would be delayed if necessary, but there is no plan to extend the games which are due to end on 11 December.

Airport authorities have said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the capital, Manila, would be closed from 11:00 to 23:00 local time (03:00 GMT to 15:00 GMT) on Tuesday as a precaution.

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The Philippines evacuated 200,000 people and will close its main international airport as Typhoon Kammuri made landfall on Monday night. The 20th typhoon to hit the country this year, Typhoon Kammuri (also called Tisoy) made landfall in Gubat, Sorsogon, on the southeastern part of Luzon

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Dozens of flights have been cancelled or diverted and schools in affected provinces were closed, the AP news agency reports.

The country is hit by an average of 20 typhoons each year.

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