Philippine authorities began evacuating people from coastal areas on Sunday, leaving hundreds unable to travel by sea.
Super Typhoon Noru was packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 185 km/h (115 mph) after an unprecedented “explosive intensification,” state weather forecasters said.
Strongest storm to hit Philippines It is expected to continue to intensify this year as it makes landfall about 80 km northeast of the sprawling capital Manila in the afternoon or evening local time.
Philippine National Police Commissioner General Rodolfo Azurin said, “We are asking residents living in danger zones to follow calls to evacuate if necessary.”
The Philippines regularly experiences storms. climate change.
Meteorologist Rob Guile said the rapid intensification of Noll was “unprecedented.” According to the agency, in 24 hours he gained 90km / h.
Noru is coming in 9 months Another super typhoon ravaged a swath of the country, Over 400 people died and hundreds of thousands were left homeless.
Residents of several municipalities in Quezon Province, which could be hit hard by this latest storm, have evacuated their homes, said Mel Avenira of the State Disaster Office.
“I asked the mayor to adhere to a strict preemptive evacuation,” Quezon Governor Helen Tan told DZRH radio station. Fishermen in coastal areas were forbidden to go out to sea, she said.
In neighboring Aurora province, residents of Dingalan city were forced to seek shelter.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, wind speeds of up to 205 km/h can occur when the Nord makes landfall.
The typhoon is expected to weaken across central Luzon before entering the South China Sea on Monday and heading to Vietnam.
The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerous storm surges, widespread flooding and landslides as the storm brings heavy rain.
Farmland in heavily agricultural areas may be damaged, and villages may be flooded.
One of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, the Philippines experiences an average of 20 storms per year.
Agence France-Presse and Reuters contributed to this report
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