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Super Typhoon Rai hits Philippines; thousands flee amid widespread floods and destruction, 13 million affected

Super typhoon Rai struck southern Philippines, forcing thousands of people to take shelter amid warnings of widespread flooding and destruction. The storm made landfall in Siargao, a popular tourist island, packing winds of about 175km/h. Power and communication lines are currently down on parts of Siargao, and the UN says 13 million people could be […]

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Strongest typhoon since 2013 to hit the Philippines on Sunday. Thousands Evacuated.

Philippines ordered the evacuation nearly a million residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island, as the world’s strongest storm this year approached the Southeast Asian nation. Typhoon Goni, locally called Rolly is a category 5 storm with 215 kilometers per hour and sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph. It […]