The typhoon is approaching at the start of the rice and corn harvesting season in Cagayan, a major agricultural producer, and farmers were scrambling to save what they could of their crops, Mr Mamba said. The threat to agriculture comes as the Philippines tries to cope with rice shortages. … [Read more...] about Evacuation under way as huge typhoon nears Philippines
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With a massive rain cloud band 900 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could set off landslides and flash floods, government forecasters said. Storm warnings have been raised in 25 provinces on the main northern island of Luzon, restricting sea travel. … [Read more...] about Thousands evacuated as powerful typhoon nears Philippines
At least three people died and six others were missing in the mountain city of Baguio after ferocious winds and rain destroyed several houses and set off landslides, which also blocked roads to the popular holiday destination, said the city’s mayor, Mauricio Domogan. … [Read more...] about At least three dead as powerful typhoon hits Philippines
Mangkhut is predicted to come within 60 miles of Hong Kong, bringing heavy rains to the region. … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Mangkhut – where is the storm now and when will it hit the Philippines?
“It was busy earlier in the hardware store and people were buying wood, nails, tin wire, plywood and umbrellas,” said Benjamin Banez, who owns a three-story hotel where workers were busy hammering up wooden boards to protect glass panels. … [Read more...] about Blinding rain and ferocious winds lash Philippines as Typhoon Mangkhut hits