A red alert issued in the Philippines due to Super Typhoon Noru

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Officials issued a red alert on September 25 as Super Typhoon Noru advanced in the Philippines.

Important facts

  • As the cyclone devastated the country's eastern islands, citizens have been asked to evacuate high-risk areas immediately.

  • Due to the Typhoon, winds gusting up to 240 kilometers per hour have increased the risk of landslides, floods and cyclones in the capital Manila.

  • The intensity of the cyclone has increased by 90 kmph in 24 hours.

  • A warning has also been issued for the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

  • Fishermen in Quezon province have been advised not to venture into the sea due to Typhoon Noru.

  • In December 2021, Cyclone Rai caused widespread destruction in the Philippines and killed around 400 people.

  • Cyclone 'Noru' is believed to be the most powerful cyclone to hit the Southeast Asian country this year.

About the Philippines

  • It is a country located in Southeast Asia.

  • The official name of this country, made up of a group of islands located in the western Pacific Ocean, is 'Republic of the Philippines'. 

  • Its capital is Manila.
    The Philippines is bounded on the east by the Philippines Ocean, on the west by the South China Sea, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.

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