Strongest Storm “Typhoon Goni” Hits Island of Philippines

Typhoon Goni, which is expected to be the ‘strongest storm on Earth’ this year, made landfall in Catanduanes, an island province in the Philippines, at 4:50 am local time November 1, 2020, the New York Times reported.

Strongest storm Typhon Goni hits island of Philipines

by DTE STaff

The storm has been categorised as a ‘Super Typhoon’ and hit Catanduanes at a wind speed of 165 miles per hour.

The eye of the storm will pass near Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines on the northern island of Luzon. The area is home to more than 24 million people.

Goni is the 18th storm of 2020 for the Philippines. It comes days after Typhoon Molave passed over the country, killing 22 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate before moving on to Vietnam, where it caused deadly landslides.

People in areas that are in the path of the storm were evacuated beginning October 30. Nearly a million people had been evacuated in southern Luzon October 31.

Originally published at DownToEarth

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