Typhoon Melor Slams the Philippines, Sends 725,000 Fleeing

December 14, 2015 9:49 AM

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Typhoon Melor Slams the Philippines, Sends 725,000 Fleeing

MANILA, Philippines — About 725,000 people fled their homes and communities braced for coastal floods of up to 13 feet as Typhoon Melor slammed into the eastern Philippines on Monday, officials said.

The government's weather bureau said the typhoon was packing winds of 95 miles per hour with gusts of up to 115 mph, and heavy to intense rain within its 185-mile diameter.

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