Typhoon Nina arrives at east coast of the Philippines
The tyfooon Nina has Sunday afternoon the east coast of the Philippines reached. More than a hundred thousand people fled or were evacuated. For almost half of all the provinces is a typhoon alarm.
The authorities have for 38 counties, a storm warning out. There are no reports of victims.
The Philippine authorities have tens of thousands of residents on the coast were evacuated because of the approaching typhoon Nina. Tens of thousands of others have from their own initiative, to leave home.
The tropical storm of the fourth category draws expected to be from the east to the west coast of the country. Also the capital Manila is likely to suffer from Nina; here will the typhoon Monday to arrive.
The arrival of the typhoon is to the coast, accompanied by heavy storm and huge waves. The storm reached expected speeds of between 200 and 250 kilometers per hour.
Thousands of tourists can probably Sunday, not as many flights as a precaution, be deleted. They are stranded in the terminals of a number of large airports.
ANWB Emergency centre
Also boats are allowed, for now, the port does not want to leave. The ministries of energy and transport have a plan ready for the possible consequences of the typhoon. Soldiers and agents are ready to clear debris from major roads.
The ANWB Emergency centre had on Sunday at 14.00 still no reports of Dutch people receive left stranded, reports a spokesperson. “There are anyway not many Dutch people, it is not really a popular holiday destination,” added he added.
Residents of Santa Domingo (west coast of Philippines) to be evacuated because of typhoon Nina. News agency AFP writes that women, children, the elderly and the sick in military vehicles to safer areas.
Also in the province, Colonel (west coast) people are brought to safety.
A satellite image of hurricane Nina on december 25.
Inhabitants of Santo Domingo, located in the province of Ilocos Su, are trapped in an elementary school.
Fishermen convert their boats fixed because of the approaching typhoon.
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The Philippines have had bad experiences with typhoons. In 2013, it took Haiyan, more than six thousand people’s lives; more than 200,000 homes were destroyed. This was the strongest storm that ever about the country swept.
December is always a month in which typhoons often strike. Since 1948 the country was certainly seven times hit by a tropical storm during the christmas season.
What is the difference between a hurricane, typhoon and a cyclone?