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Philippines’ Typhoon Noru claims six lives, thousands evacuated

MANILA-(MaraviPost)—Five people have died and thousands others evacuated in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Noru slammed into the north of the country, causing floods and power outages.

The governor of Bulacan province north of Manila, Daniel Fernando confirmed the toll in a statement on Monday, September 26, 2022 adding that the deceased victims were rescue workers.

Effects of Super Typhoon Noru in Philippines

According to Fernando, the rescuers were using a boat to help residents trapped in flood waters when they were hit by a collapsed wall before they drowned in the rampaging waters.

The country’s state weather forecaster said the storm producing a maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometres per hour has been charged towards the archipelago nation after an unprecedented “explosive intensification”.

ABC reported that the most powerful typhoon experienced in this country this year slammed ashore in Burdeos town in Quezon province before nightfall on Sunday before it weakened as it barreled overnight across the main Luzon region, where more than 52,000 people were forcibly moved to emergency shelters.

Storms and typhoons are common in the Philippines, area that also lies in the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” a region along most of the Pacific Ocean rim where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur, making the Southeast Asian nation one of the world’s most disaster-prone.

In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest recorded tropical cyclones in the world, left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, flattened entire villages, swept ships inland and displaced more than 5 million in the central Philippines.

Angella Semu
Angella Semu
I hold a Bachelor of science degree in Agriculture Development Communication that I obtained from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I previously worked with The Nation Publications Limited since 2018 before joining The Maravi post particularly on Agriculture Desk as an intern before I became a correspondent. Currently I am reporting for The Maravi Post mainly in International News and locally in the Southern region of Malawi.
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