Typhoon Noru Sweeps Northern Philippines

27 September 2022 01:35

Typhoon Noru blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving five rescuers dead, causing floods and power outages. 

Noru is also forcing officials to suspend classes and government work in the capital and outlying provinces. 

The most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines this year slammed into the coast in Burdeos Town in Quezon Province before nightfall on Sunday. 

Officials said, more than 17,000 people were moved to emergency shelters from high-risk communities prone to tidal surges, flooding, and landslides in Quezon. 

In San Miguel, thousands people are affected by flooding. And more than 3,000 people were evacuated to safety in Metropolitan Manila, which was lashed by fierce wind and rain overnight. 

Governor of Bulacan Province, North of Manila, Daniel Fernando said five rescuers, who were using a boat to help residents trapped in floodwaters, were hit by a collapsed wall then apparently drowned in the rampaging waters.