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Published on : Saturday, December 24, 2016
When the entire world is preparing to celebrate Christmas Day, people in Philippines are bracing for dear life as the forecasters warned that Typhoon Nock-Ten would strengthen into category four before hitting the country on 25th December, Sunday. The officials have warned that the typhoon is about to bring heavy shower, strong winds and flooding to the country.
It was found that on Saturday, 24th December, the Typhoon Nock-Ten or what they call ‘Typhoon Nina’ in Philippines, was a category three typhoon and it was in the east of Philippines, heading towards the land with a speed of 20 km per hour and the wind speeds near the centre was about 180 km per hour.
According to some of the forecasters, the storm would strengthen into a category four typhoon and it would enter through the north, over Manilla. But the cities like Bicol Region’s Naga in the eastern region would also be hit severely by the storm.
According to a report published in 2015 by the United Nations, Manila was termed to be particularly vulnerable due to climate change.
In the year 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the country of Philippines that claimed at least 10000 lives.
A typhoon during Christmas Day is definitely the worst kind of surprise that one can hope for.