Evacuation underway in Philippines as 2020's strongest storm looms


On October 31, the Philippine authorities ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of Luzon Island, as the country is approaching Storm Goni, the strongest in the world this year.

Pre-emptive evacuations have started in coastal and landslide-prone communities in the provinces of Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, according to Gremil Naz, a local disaster official, while the provincial authorities of Albay will order residents in risky areas to leave their homes.

With 215 kph of sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph, Typhoon Goni is projected to land on November 1 as the strongest to hit the Philippines since Haiyan killed more than 6,300 individuals in November 2013.

On the evening of October 31, Goni, moving westward at 20 kph from the Pacific Ocean, will rain heavily over the capital and 14 nearby provinces.


Publish : 2020-10-31 15:34:00

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