Powerful typhoon Koppu reached Philippines

Powerful typhoon Koppu reached Philippines

World October 18, 2015 12:57

- Typhoon Koppu has Sunday morning local time, reached the Philippines . Koppu went in Casiguran on the northern island of Luzon on land and bring strong winds and a lot of rain with it . According to the BBC wind speeds measured at 250 kilometers per hour. This Koppu is now a category 4 typhoon .

The typhoon is moving slowly across the country and is therefore very dangerous. According to predictions the island of Luzon for three days to deal with torrential rains, floods, high waves more than two meters high and possible landslides.

Authorities in the Philippines have canceled flights and thousands of people in coastal areas warned to leave their homes. A few thousand people in vulnerable areas have already found refuge. The Philippine Coast Guard has announced shipping traffic.

The search for a missing boat with four people on board in the South China Sea has been postponed. " The situation is critical because the winds are stronger and grow as Koppu coming ever closer ", said director Alexander Pama national disaster management center.

Previously warned President Benigno Aquino millions of people already for a possible evacuation. Aquino did according to the BBC for the first time since typhoon Haiyan in 2013, killing more than 6000 people died. The strength of Haiyan was included in Category 5, the highest category.

Koppu will draw on Tuesday to the Philippines and then head towards Taiwan.

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