Massive Evacuation of Thousands Ahead of Typhoon In The Philippines

Emergency Evacuation Alert

Philippine authorities evacuated today hundreds of residents of the Northern provinces ahead of typhoon Noul, with sustained winds of 150 km per hour, National Meteorological Agency has reported.
 
According to the organization, the proximity of the typhoon has also caused the transfer to temporary shelters of half a thousand people who live near the Bulusan volcano, about 400 km south of the capital.
 
The storm, which has become stronger over the last days and has a radio of about 300 km, threatens the provinces of Camarines North, Camarines South, Albay, Catanduanes, North Samar del Norte and Sorsogon, the agency added.
 
The typhoon could also affect Luzon Island next Sunday, considered the largest of the country.
 
Every year, about 20 typhoons hit Philippines, killing hundreds of people and causing great economic damages.
Courtesy of plenglish.com

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