Typhoon set to pass near Philippines
AN APPROACHING typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines. The unusual summer storm is not expected to blow on to land, officials said.
Typhoon Surigae was about 310 miles east of Infanta town in Quezon province yesterday with sustained winds of 121mph and gusts of up to 149mph.
It is forecast to slowly move north-westward and then veer eastward away from the northern Philippines around Thursday. The typhoon’s 560-mile band of rain clouds and strong winds flooded at least 22 villages and caused power outages in four provinces.