Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Typhoon Prompts Philippine Evacuation in Storm-Prone Provinces

  • Flooding rains, heavy winds seen in areas also hit by Mangkhut
  • Philippines estimates 12m people along Typhoon Yutu’s path
Typhoon Yutu on Oct. 28.
Typhoon Yutu on Oct. 28.Source: NOAA
Updated on

Philippine authorities started to move people to safer grounds as Typhoon Yutu approaches, tracking a path similar to last month’s storm that devastated rice-producing provinces in the main island of Luzon.

Yutu, which last week became the strongest storm since 1950 to hit the U.S. territories in the Northern Mariana Islands, is now the equivalent of a Category 2 storm on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson scale. Its maximum winds have slowed to 167 kilometers (103.6 miles) per hour, according to the latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast, compared with 121 miles per hour earlier on Monday.