Typhoon Hagupit approaches Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit has approached Philippines and has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines with terrifying winds and intense rain pounding in the eastern part.

The powerful storm from the typhoon which has its origin from the Pacific Ocean crashed into the remote fishing communities of Samar Island with wind gusts of 210 km/hr. Almost 7 lakh people were evacuated before the typhoon. United Nations has mentioned it as one of the world’s biggest peacetime evacuations.

Typhoo Hagupit is expected to make five landfalls as it crosses the Philippines before leaving the country by 10th December 2014.

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