World Philippines orders 200,000 to evacuate as Typhoon Goni nears

09:50  31 october  2020
09:50  31 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a group of people walking along a river next to a body of water: A man fishes in a swollen river caused by heavy rains north of Manila, ahead of Typhoon Goni's landfall in the Philippines © Villamor Visaya A man fishes in a swollen river caused by heavy rains north of Manila, ahead of Typhoon Goni's landfall in the Philippines

Typhoon Goni is expected to graze the southeastern tip of the main island of Luzon early Sunday before making landfall in the afternoon with wind speeds of up to 205 kilometres (127 miles) per hour, the state weather forecaster said. 

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It comes a week after Typhoon Molave slammed into the same region, killing 22 people and flooding low-lying villages and farmland, before sweeping across the South China Sea to Vietnam. 

Schools which have been empty since the start of the coronavirus pandemic will be used as emergency shelters as well as government-run evacuation centres and gymnasiums. 

"It looks like we will have really strong winds, increasing the chances of widespread flooding and landslides," Mark Timbal, spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told local broadcaster ABS-CBN.

"Storm surges are imminent on our east coast. We are monitoring Mayon and Taal volcanos for possible volcanic mud flows."

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MANILA, May 14 – Philippine authorities started moving 200 , 000 people away from their homes in coastal and mountainous areas because of fears of flooding and landslides as a typhoon made landfall on An average of 20 typhoons a year hit the Philippines , an archipelago of more than 7, 000 islands.

Authorities on Saturday ramped up preparations in the Bicol region southeast of Manila, marshalling rescue vehicles, emergency response teams and relief goods ahead of the typhoon.

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The weather service has warned of a "moderate to high risk" of storm surges up to three metres (10 feet) high along the east coast over the next two days.  

"Violent winds and intense rainfall" are expected that could trigger flooding and landslides in a region of more than 20 million people, it said. 

"Evacuating people is more difficult at this time because of Covid-19," regional civil defence spokesman Alexis Naz told AFP.

More than 200,000 people have been told to seek shelter in the Bicol region with evacuations also expected in other areas.

A maximum of five people will be allowed to shelter in a single school room that previously would have held 16, Naz said, adding that the natural disaster-prone region had enough facilities.

Hundreds of people have been left stranded after the coastguard ordered ferries and fishing boats into port in expectation of rough seas throwing up 15-metre waves.

The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons every year, which typically wipe out harvests, homes and infrastructure, keeping millions of people perennially poor.

Its deadliest on record was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which unleashed giant waves on the central city of Tacloban and left more than 7,300 people dead or missing in 2013.

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