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World One Dead, 200,000 Evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines

05:20  03 december  2019
05:20  03 december  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines ’ main island of Luzon, unleashing damaging winds and torrential rain that can cause widespread flooding. At least one person died and more than 217, 000 people fled their homes even before the typhoon hit Sorsogon province in south Luzon late Monday

The Philippines evacuated 200 , 000 people in coastal and mountainous areas due to fears of flooding and landslides as a powerful typhoon was set to make landfall on Monday night. Typhoon Kammuri , the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year, was expected to make landfall on the Philippines ’ main

(Bloomberg) -- Airports, courts and schools were shut in the Philippine capital as Typhoon Kammuri threatens to unleash damaging winds and torrential rains along its path.

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Kammuri slammed into the Philippines’ Luzon island before midnight on Monday after more than 225,000 people have moved to safer ground.

The storm locally known as Tisoy is bringing violent winds and intense rainfall over the southern portion of Luzon island, packing maximum winds of 155 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 235 kph, the nation’s weather bureau said in its 8 a.m. report.

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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.

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.

Nearly 500 flights have been canceled after authorities ordered the Manila airport closed for 12 hours from 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Supreme Court shut all courts in the capital region, while schools are closed and some cities suspended government work.

At least one person died before the typhoon hit Sorsogon province. Electricity were shut in 10 areas in Luzon as strong winds toppled power lines, the disaster risk-monitoring agency said.

“Damaging winds will spread into Metro Manila Tuesday afternoon and evening,” Accuweather said on its website. Many areas in Luzon “will be at risk for flooding and mudslides,” it said.

Powerful winds ripped apart walls and shattered windows of the airport in Albay province, ABS-CBN News reported, citing Governor Al Francis Bichara.

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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.

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

Organizers have suspended canoe-kayak and windsurfing competitions in the 30th Southeast Asian Games being hosted by the Philippines, ABS-CBN said.

Read: One Dead, Thousands Displaced as Typhoon Hits Philippines (5)

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