Manila holds its breath as Hagupit gusts approach
As Hagupit approaches Manila, thousands of Filipinos have returned to homes battered by the powerful storm in the east. There is mostly relief in a nation where thousands were killed by a super storm last year.
Its sustained maximum wind speeds diminished to 105 kilometers per hour (65 mph) and gusts to 135 kph by Monday afternoon, Hagupit – Tagalog for “smash” or “lash” – was advancing at 10 kilometers per hour (6.2 mph) toward the capital, Manila. In the city of more than 12 million people schools, government offices and the financial markets were closed and commercial flights canceled as residents awaited the tropical storm, downgraded from a typhoon since Sunday.
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Source News: DW