Philippines braces for super typhoon

Philippines braces for super typhoon

Authorities in the Philippines have evacuated more areas as the country braces itself for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

An estimated 5.2 million people in the path of the powerful storm, locally known as Ompong, have been asked to stay indoors.

It’s expected to strike the northernmost tip of the Philippines early on Saturday, carrying wind speeds of up to 205 kph.

More than 9,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters as Mangkhut makes its way towards the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela.

Mangkhut has already torn through Guam and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, causing widespread flooding and power loss.


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