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Powerful Typhoon Hits North Philippines, Thousands Evacuated

This Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Noru approaching Philippines. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
This Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Noru approaching Philippines. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
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Manila, Philippines (AP) -- A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday and was barreling across the main Luzon island toward the capital in a densely populated path where thousands have been evacuated to safety.

Typhoon Noru hit the coastal town of Burdeos on Polillo Island in Quezon province shortly before nightfall.