MANILA – Philippine authorities on Saturday ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of the main island of Lausanne as a Category 5 storm, the strongest in the world this year, approaching the Southeast Asian nation.
Hurricane Connie, With gusts of up to 133 mph and gusts of 164 mph, will become the strongest hurricane to hit the landslide on Sunday. Philippines First Hiyan, Which killed more than 6,300 people in 2013.
Early evacuations have been initiated in coastal and landslide-prone communities in the provinces of Cameroon Norde and Cameroon Sur. The Albei provincial government also said it would order residents in dangerous areas to leave their homes.
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“The strength of this hurricane is not a joke,” local disaster official Kremil Nass told DZBB radio station.
Last week, typhoon Molev killed 22 people in the country, mostly in the southern provinces of the capital Manila, which is on the planned route to Goni.
Authorities face another hurdle as social distances have to be imposed at detention centers Propagation of coronavirus. The Philippines has the second highest number of Govt-19 infections and deaths in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia.
Relief supplies, heavy machinery and personal protective equipment have already been placed in key areas, the mayor of the city of Inbanda in the province of Guizhn, Grace America of the Philippines, told DZBB Radio. “But because of the Govt-19 epidemic, our funding for disaster concerns and costs is not enough.”
Local authorities canceled port operations and banned fishermen from traveling.
Hurricane Connie, Moving westward at a speed of 12 miles per hour from the Pacific Ocean, causing heavy rains in the capital and 14 adjoining provinces on Saturday evening, and the threat of floods and landslides.