Philippines on Super Typhoon Alert as People Head to Beaches

April 1, 2015 11:11 AM

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Philippines on Super Typhoon Alert as People Head to Beaches

(Bloomberg) -- The Philippines placed its military on the highest alert and asked millions of people heading to beach resorts for the Easter holidays to prepare for Super Typhoon Maysak, a storm expected to hit land on April 4.

Maysak was 1,165 kilometers (724 miles) east of Eastern Samar province, with maximum winds of 190 kilometers per hour and gusts of 225 kilometers per hour, the Philippine weather service, Pagasa, said in a 5 p.m. report Wednesday. By April 5, the storm may be 123 nautical miles from Manila, its clos...

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