More than 140 thousand people were forced to evacuate due to the Typhoon in the Philippines

KIEV. May 15. UNN. On Friday, tens of thousands of people left their homes and went to evacuation centers, while trying to follow social protocols on the distance, while the powerful Typhoon struck the Philippines, reports UNN with reference to AFP.

So, it is reported that Typhoon “Vongfong”, which struck on the Bank of the Central island of Samar on Thursday, unleashed torrential rain and ripped the roofs of houses, and hundreds of thousands of people were in his way on the coast or in the small houses.

It is noted that the storm collapsed, when tens of millions of Filipinos were at home, trying to protect yourself from coronavirus, but according to the Agency at least 141 700 people were forced to evacuate due to a heavy storm.

Authorities said that an organization of shelters for evacuees and provide medical assistance.

At the same time, it is noted that the Central region where it was initially recorded storm, is not the epicentre of the outbreak coronavirus disease in the Philippines, where there were 11 876 cases and 790 of the victims.

Forecasters predict that the Typhoon will pass near the capital of Manila on Friday or early Saturday.

As reported by UNN, in December last year, hit the Philippines just two strong Typhoon, which claimed the lives of dozens of people and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes in its path.