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Philippines braces up for massive typhoon on Christmas Day

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Philippines braces up for massive typhoon on Christmas Day

While many around the world will be ushering in Christmas with good tidings, the Philippines will be bracing up for a major typhoon which is drawing closer and is expected to make a landfall on Christmas Day.

Many are bracing up for the worse after forecasters warned that Typhoon Nock-ten, also known as Typhoon Nina in the Philippines, could bring lashing winds and dump heavy rain through parts of the country, including the nation’s capital, Manila.

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According to CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam, with sustained winds reaching 205 kilometers per hour (127 mph) and gusts at 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph), Typhoon Nock-ten could reach super-typhoon status when it makes landfall.

Meanwhile, authorities in the Philippines hoisted storm warnings over parts of eastern Philippines, including Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon

 

 

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