Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 4 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
US, Philippines brace for weather fury
Manolo B. Jara/ Agencies September 14, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

WILMINGTON/MANILA: Millions of residents in Philippines and US southeast braced for inclement weather on Thursday. An estimated 10 million people living in US southeast prepared for the worst as storm Florence neared whereas at least another 10 million Filipinos were at the risk from the destructive fury of typhoon Ompong.

Hurricane Florence’s winds began whipping coastal North Carolina on Thursday as the slow-moving tempest began to unleash fierce rains that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the U.S. southeast.

An estimated 10 million people live in the storm’s path, according to the US Weather Prediction Center, and coastal businesses and homes were boarded up in anticipation. More than 1 million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials said.

The centre of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina’s southern coast Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday, enough time to drop as much as 1 metre of rain in places, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

Meanwhile, in Philippines at least 10 million Filipinos are at risk from the destructive fury of typhoon Ompong which entered the Philippines on Wednesday and is projected to bring storm surges, strong winds as well as heavy rains that could cause floods and landslides, rescue officials warned on Thursday.

“We’re worried for the 10 million Filipinos in the path of the destructive storm,” warned Senator Richard Gordon.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Filipino toll crosses 50, storm hits China areas
HONG KONG: Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late on Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau after killing at least 59 people in the..
Typhoon could hit 5.2m Filipinos
MANILA: Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors, as the country..
Philippines prepares for fury of ‘super typhoon’
MANILA: Officials on Tuesday said the country was prepared to cope with the destructive fury of typhoon Mangkhut which is projected to enter the Philippines on Wednesday ..
Flood of emotions as Filipino bride defies storm
MANILA: A beaming bride defiantly marching up a flooded church aisle in the Philippines has won hearts as the country suffers a fresh bout of monsoonal rains. Jobel De..
Philippines on alert after 99 die
MANILA: A top government health official on Friday sounded the alarm over the rising number of deaths arising from a flood-borne disease called leptospirosis that already..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright