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Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines, thousands evacuated

Authorities evacuated thousands of people from their homes to safer places as a powerful typhoon, Kammuri , made landfall on Luzon, Philippines largest and most populous island on Monday evening.Kammuri, with high-powered winds nearing 130 kmph, made landfall near Gubat city and has continued to strengthen. It has been labelled as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, CNN reported.The typhoon s eye, known locally as Tisoy, was set to move directly over Legazpi City in the next few hours, bringing torrential downpour and strong winds that could cause flooding and mudslides leading to widespread devastation.The storm will continue moving across Central Philippines and Luzon over the next 24 hours before emerging into the South China Sea on early Wednesday morning, according to CNN.Filipino authorities in Albay province, where Legazpi City is located, had begun evacuating 1,00,000 people in anticipation of the strong typhoon, as per state-run Philippines News ...

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