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US News The Philippines threatened by the super-type Noru

12:02  25 september  2022
12:02  25 september  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Les services de secours philippins se préparent à l'arrivée du typhon Noru, le 25 septembre 2022 à Quezon City, dans la banlieue de Manille © Kevin Tristan ESPIRITU The Philippin Rescue Services are preparing for the arrival of the Typhon Noru, on September 25, 2022 in Quezon City, in the suburbs of Manila

the Super-Typhon Noru was heading for the Philippines on Sunday, where he was to fall on the densely populated island of Luzon, causing preventive evacuations in coastal cities.

accompanied by winds from 195 km/h, Noru, called Karding in the Philippines, is the most powerful typhoon recorded this year in the country. He was strengthened with "unprecedented" speed and had to touch the land at the end of the day about 80 km northeast of the capital Manila, according to the national meteorological service.

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Les services de secours philippins se préparent à l'arrivée du typhon Noru, le 25 septembre 2022 à Quezon City, dans la banlieue de Manille © Kevin Tristan ESPIRITU The Philippin Rescue Services are preparing for the arrival of the Typhon Noru, September 25, 2022 in Quezon City, in the suburbs of Manila

"We ask residents of the areas in danger to comply with calls for Evacuate when necessary, "said the Police chief of the Philippines, General Rodolfo Azurin.

The Philippines are struck by around twenty typhoons each year, a phenomenon that tends to worsen due to climate change, according to scientists. Nine months ago, another super-typhon had left more than 400 people dead in the center and south of the country.

A typhoon is described as "super-type" when its winds exceed a certain speed, the threshold varying according to the national weather services (in the Philippines this threshold is 185 km/h).

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The speed of the winds accompanying Noru increased by 90 km/h in just 24 hours, an unprecedented intensification ", estimated the forecourte weather Robb Gile.

- "Explosive intensification" -

"Typhoons are like engines, they need fuel and an exhaust to work," said Gile.

According to him, Noru "has a good fuel because it has lots of hot waters along its trajectory, and it has a good exhaust in the upper layers of the atmosphere. It is a good recipe for intensification explosive ".

According to the meteorological service, the wind speed could reach 205 km/h at the time when the super-typhon, born in the Pacific Ocean, will arrive on firm land in the evening of Sunday.

The service warned against floods, landslides and strong storm waves in the affected regions. Schools will remain closed on Monday and maritime traffic has been suspended.

A Manila, the emergency services were preuted to heavy rains and violent winds in this city of more than 13 million inhabitants. For the moment, however, no district of the capital has been evacuated.

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"The region of the national capital is ready. We are simply waiting for, and we hope not to be affected," said Romulo Cababantac, regional director of civil defense.

In Quezon's province, located on the probable trajectory of Noru, the inhabitants of several villages have been evacuated, said Mel Avenilla, an official of the local disaster prevention office.

In the neighboring province of Aurora, residents of the municipality of Dingalan were also sent to shelters.

"We said to the people who live near the coast to evacuate. We live far from the coast, so we stayed. We are more worried about the water from the mountains," said Rhea Tan, 54 years old , restaurateur in Dingalan.

Mrs. Tan said that the inhabitants took advantage of the time still calm to secure the roofs of their house and transport the boats on higher grounds.

"We are even more worried if time is very calm, because it is often the premice of a powerful typhoon before it touches earth," she added.

The typhoon should weaken during its passage over the island of Luzon, before moving away in the Southern China Sea on Monday towards Vietnam.

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