Philippines Get Rocked By Typhoon Koppu

Japan-Asia-Typhoon_sham-650x417As of Monday there has been nine deaths reported from the typhoon that hit the Philippines over the weekend. The typhoon named Koppu, has caused power outages throughout entire provinces, toppled buildings and made several roads impassable in the northern part of the country.

With roughly 200,000 people in emergency shelters, parts of the Philippines are under close to three feet of water.

The storm which was not as powerful as many thought it would be, weakened after it hit land decreasing from a category five storm to a category one and its maximum windspeed decreasing from 120 mph to 80mph.

The country’s coast guard and army have been deployed to help rescue people from the high waters.

Chairman of the Red Cross in the Philippines spoke to NBC News and said,”We are sending rescue teams there now. We will be busy rescuing people from the tops of roofs – they have no place to go”.

 

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