Philippines Braces for Flooding as Typhoon Koppu Intensifies

October 17, 2015 12:38 PM

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Philippines Braces for Flooding as Typhoon Koppu Intensifies

The Philippines urged millions of its citizens along the path of Typhoon Koppu to prepare for flooding, water surges and landslides as the storm intensified hours before its expected Sunday landfall on the northern part of the main island of Luzon.

Koppu packed maximum winds of 115 knots (213 kilometers) per hour with gusts as high as 140 knots, according to the 5 p.m. bulletin of the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center. That’s stronger than the Saturday morning forecast of 105 knots and 130 knot-gusts and puts it in Category 4 storm on t...

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