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.
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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