Tens of thousands of Filipinos evacuated to shelters due to typhoon

Not less than 40 thousand inhabitants of southern Philippine archipelago hid in specially prepared shelters, when the strongest typhoon this year, "Pablo» (Pablo; International Classification "Bofa» — Bopha) reached early Tuesday the country's largest island of Mindanao, according to internet news GMA News Portal

According to the administration of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA), the first of December and the 16th for the entire current year's typhoon brings heavy rains and winds speed of 175 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 210 kilometers per hour. According to the latest report, PAGASA, its center is now 80 kilometers south-east of Malaybalay in Bukidnon province and moving northwest at 26 kilometers per hour.

No casualties or damage have been reported yet. The island has a population of 10 million people declared the highest level of readiness, canceled dozens of flights and thousands of passengers waiting at the ports.

Every year during the rainy season from June to December in the Philippine archipelago falls about 20 storms and typhoons. In August this year, victims of tropical storms in the northern Philippines were seven people in the previous week before the flood in the country's capital Manila killed more than 100 people. However, the sad record for the number of victims of the typhoon in 1991 holds, then killed 6000 people Philippine island of Leyte.

Category: Hurricanes

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