By Chris Kidd • 01 November 2020 • 8:23
22 dead in Philippines as super typhoon hits and devastates the island
A gigantic super typhoon has devastated the eastern Philippines with raging winds.
The typhoon made landfall on the island of Catanduanes at dawn on Sunday, November 1, with approximately 1 million members of the public situated directly in its path of travel, including the capital city of Virac.
Typhoon Goni struck the island, forcing the airport to close, with gusts of winds reaching a staggering 140 miles per hour and rain drenched the area.
Goni is the second typhoon to strike the area in a week and this subsequent front has left approximately 22 people dead.
“There are so many people who are really in vulnerable areas,” said Ricardo Jalad, hoead of the local government’s disaster-response team. “We’re expecting major damage.”
The country’s weather agency warned, “Within the next 12 hours, catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall associated with the region of the eyewall and inner rain bands of the typhoon will be experienced.”
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