Typhoon Doxuri: Philippines orders evacuation ahead of Super Typhoon Doxuri – Times of India

Manila: A super storm It headed toward the northern Philippines on Tuesday, the country’s weather agency said, prompting evacuation orders for coastal communities expected to bear the brunt of the powerful storm.

super typhoon doxuri It had maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 mph) while moving toward the northern tip of the main island of Luzon.
The storm, called “Ege” in the Philippines, was expected to make landfall or pass very close to the sparsely populated Babayan Island or to the northeast. Cagayan province by Wednesday, the agency said in its latest bulletin at 0300 GMT.

After this, it will move towards Taiwan and Southeast China.
Coastal communities in northwestern and northeastern Cagayan province were ordered to evacuate their homes due to storm surges expected to reach three meters (10 ft) or more.
Three of the five Babayan Islands are inhabited, with a population of approximately 20,000 people.
local disaster officer charles castillejos He said people living near the shores of those islands have been ordered to go inside, while fishermen have been asked to take their boats out of the water.
“We sent the police to persuade the hardliners who refused to leave,” Castillejos told AFP.
Science and Technology Secretary Renato Solidum said people needed to be prepared for storms because “things happen fast”.
“We need to remind our people of the importance of preparing against hurricanes, strong winds and potential flooding,” Solidum told reporters.
In the northern province of Isabela, bordering Cagayan, some farmers were seen moving their livestock to safety ahead of the storm.
“People living in coastal areas have been moved to higher ground,” Isabela provincial disaster official Constante Foronda told local radio station DZBB.
“Our underwater search and rescue teams are now deployed in the areas most likely to be affected,” Foronda said.
‘High probability’ of floods, landslides
The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 major typhoons each year, killing hundreds of people and plunging vast regions into perpetual poverty.
Scientists have warned that as the world warms due to climate change, such storms, which also kill livestock and destroy key infrastructure, are becoming more powerful.
The Philippine Coast Guard said boats, including wooden outriggers and passenger boats providing transportation between the islands, were ordered ashore in Luzon and the central islands due to storm warnings that left more than 11,000 people stranded.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the storm was expected to drop more than 200 millimeters (7.9 in) of rain.
Heavy rain is also expected in the mountainous northern provinces in the coming days, the weather agency said, with a “high probability” of flash floods and landslides.
Cagayan Provincial Disaster Officer Ruelli Rapsing told DZBB that emergency food packs were stored in warehouses.
“Since Saturday, the province has been on red alert and all evacuation centres, emergency operation centers and incident management teams in each city are active,” he added.
“Cagayans are used to it.”