International Desk: Category Five Super Typhoon Noru is approaching the Asian country of the Philippines. It comes close to the country's eastern islands. Meteorologists said that after the typhoon 'intensified', its wind speed increased to over 240 kilometers per hour.
A typhoon can cause landslides, tidal waves and strong storms. It will also affect the capital Manila. At-risk civilians have been ordered to evacuate.
The speed of the cyclone increased to about 90 km per hour in 24 hours. Meteorologist Rob Gilley told news agency AFP that the storm's speed was "unprecedented".
Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines, has issued a warning number 5, the highest warning signal. Seagoing vessels and fishermen have been barred from fishing.
Moreover, flight and ferry services have been suspended in the country. Meanwhile, there are seven thousand small islands in the Philippines, a country in the Pacific region. Which are always at risk due to storms.
In December 2021, the powerful typhoon Rai hit the Philippines. About 400 servicemen lost their lives.