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Typhoon Haima barrels towards Philippines

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:07

Evacuations are underway along the northern Philippines coast ahead of Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to threaten the country since devastating Typhoon Haiyan killed 10,000 three years ago. Gavino Garay reports.

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They're bracing for the worst. Typhoon Haima, a category 5 storm, is approaching the northern Philippines, the strongest typhoon to threaten the region since Typhoon Haiyan in November, 2013. FILE Haiyan killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines alone, devastating towns and villages in its path. The country is still recovering, but now, they're being threatened again. (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) FISHERMAN, ROLLY PIANO, SAYING: "We're anxious and afraid. We heard the approaching typhoon is worse. I can feel something different in the sea." Officials say Haima could wreak havoc, causing flooding, landslides and storm surges of more than 16 feet. Thousands along coastal communities have been pre-emptively evacuated. Filipino authorities say, three years after Haiyan, they hope early action will prevent history from repeating itself.

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Typhoon Haima barrels towards Philippines

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:07