Super Typhoon Doksuri: Philippines Orders Evacuations Ahead of Powerful Storm

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Super Typhoon Doksuri: Philippines Orders Evacuations Ahead of Powerful Storm

Super Typhoon Doksuri is bearing down on the Philippines, prompting authorities to order evacuations in coastal areas. The storm is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Doksuri is currently a Category 5 typhoon, the highest possible rating on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (257 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 200 mph (322 kph).

The storm is expected to bring 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 centimeters) of rain to the Philippines, with isolated areas receiving up to 30 inches (76 centimeters). This could lead to flooding and landslides, especially in mountainous areas.

The Philippine government has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people in coastal areas. Schools and government offices have been closed in some areas, and flights have been cancelled.

Doksuri is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than 6,000 people.

Authorities are urging people to take precautions ahead of the storm. They are advised to stay indoors, away from windows, and to avoid driving if possible.

Those who must go outside should wear sturdy shoes and avoid contact with downed power lines.

Doksuri is expected to weaken as it moves inland, but it is still likely to cause significant damage.Super Typhoon Doksuri is a powerful storm that is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the Philippines. Authorities have ordered evacuations in coastal areas, and schools and government offices have been closed. People are urged to take precautions and stay safe

Philippines orders evacuations ahead of Super Typhoon Doksuri

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