Nearly 15 thousand people were evacuated in anticipation of typhoon Koppu, which slammed into the northern Philippines on Sunday, forcing thousands more to flee their homes. As it made landfall, Koppu weakened slightly, but evacuations are on-going.
Officials in the Philippines are preparing for evacuations as Typhoon Nina approaches the northern part of the country. The storm is expected to make landfall on Christmas Day.
A typhoon packing gusts of up to 255 kph (158 mph) has made landfall into the eastern Philippines. The island's power and communications have been seriously disrupted.
Thousands of residents have been evacuated from remote provinces of the Philippines as the country braces itself for wild weather. The storm could reach an intensity similar to 2013's devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
After making landfall on Christmas Day, typhoon Nina is sweeping towards Manila. Despite weakening, the super typhoon is continuing to disrupt Christmas celebrations, with authorities still on red alert.
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