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Being Hit By Typhoon Kammuri, Philippines Was Destroyed, This is How Powerful the Wind Is


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Typhoon Kammuri attacked the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain on Tuesday (02 December 2019). The incident occurred when hundreds of thousands of people had taken refuge in a shelter. The international airport in the capital Manila was closed because of security concerns.

Very bad the storm, broken windows and roofs destroyed. The storm roared ashore on Monday night and was scheduled to cross south of Manila. The city is home to around 13 million people - and thousands of athletes at the regional Asian Games.

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Weather forecasters say Kammuri has weakened but remains strong, with sustained winds of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour, and a maximum gust of 205 kilometers per hour when tracked northwest.

"We are still assessing the damage but it seems severe," said Luisito Mendoza, one of the disaster officials in the city where the storm occurred.

"There is one place where the water level reaches the roof ... our own personnel are exposed to broken glass," he added, saying many trees and electricity poles were cut down by the wind.

Around 340,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the central Bicol region, disaster officials said.

People living in Manila's low-lying slums are asked to leave their temporary homes as a precaution, but it is not clear how many people are affected.





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