Powerful typhoon approaches Philippines

25 September 2022
2022-09-25 19:29

A powerful typhoon has gained strength while approaching the northeastern Philippines and has prompting evacuations of thousands of people including in capital Manila.

Typhoon Noru is swirling at sea and is forecast to smash into the coast Sunday evening with sustained winds of 121 miles per hour and gusts of up to 149 mph.

Thousands have been evacuated from the typhoon's path and villages prone to landslides and floods. Warnings were issued for tidal surges as high as 10 feet in the eastern provinces of Quezon and Aurora.

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