Mass evacuation in Philippines as the islands wait for Typhoon Hagupit to strike

euronews (in English)

Published on Dec 6, 2014
Around 500,000 people living in coastal areas of the Philippines have fled inland as the islands await the arrival of a powerful storm.

Typhoon Hagupit has lost its ‘super’ status, having dipped below the level five category, but weather experts still expect it to be destructive with winds up to 195km per hour.

People are taking no chances. Shops that have anything left to sell are still open as families continue to stock up, but many are closed, boarded up in precautionary fashion.

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