Super Typhoon Noru slams into the Philippines

Super Typhoon Noru slams into the Philippines


Noru arrives nine months right after another super typhoon devastated swathes from the country, killing over 400 people and leaving hundreds of thousands destitute.

Ahead of the latest storm, residents in a number of municipalities in Quezon were evacuated using their homes, according to the provincial disaster office.

In the neighbouring state of Aurora, residents of Dingalan municipality were forced to seek shelter.

“People living near the coastline have been told in order to evacuate. We reside away from the coastline so we’re staying put so far. We’re more worried about the water from the mountains, ” said Rhea Color, 54, a cafe manager in Dingalan.

Tan stated residents were securing the roofs of the houses and vessels were being delivered to higher ground while the climate was still calm.

“We’re a lot more anxious if the weather is very calm, mainly because that’s the usual indication of a strong typhoon before it hits land, ” Bronze added.

Noru is expected to weaken to a typhoon because it sweeps across central Luzon, before getting into the South Cina Sea on Monday and heading in the direction of Vietnam.

The elements bureau has warned of dangerous surprise surges more than 3m high along the coast of Aurora and Quezon, including the Polillo islands, along with common flooding and landslides as the storm deposits heavy rain.

It could topple coconut and mango trees, and cause “severe losses” to rice and corn plants in the heavily agricultural region, while inundating villages.

The particular coast guard documented more than 2, 500 people had been remaining stranded by ferry cancellations as vessels took shelter in front of the storm.

Lots of flights in and out of Manila were furthermore cancelled.

School classes and non-essential government services have already been suspended for Monday.

The Philippines – ranked among the most vulnerable nations to the impacts of weather change – can be hit by an average of 20 storms each year.