25 May '11, 11am

Philippines braces for typhoon, evacuation ordered

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials began evacuating thousands of residents in areas prone to floods and landslides Wednesday as Typhoon Songda roared toward the country's northeast. Government weather bureau chief Graciano Yumul said the typhoon is likely to make landfall Friday afternoon over Aurora and Isabela provinces. It has already brought heavy rains to the Philippine archipelago's eastern seaboard. Yumul said the typhoon was packing winds of 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour and gusts of 100 mph (160 kph). The storm was about 190 miles (310 kilometers) east of Northern Samar province late Wednesday. The typhoon is also expected to pass near Albay province on its way to the northeast. Gov. Joey Salceda has ordered some 250,000 residents there evacuated from coastal areas, flood- and landslide-prone villages, and areas that would be in the path of debri...

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