Typhoon Goni kills 20 in Philippines Another storm is approaching

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President Duterte says the death toll from a typhoon that has hit the Philippines this year has risen to 20 and another devastating cyclone is approaching, President Rodrigo Duterte said on November 2.

Super Typhoon Goni hit the Philippine island of Luzon on November 1 with winds of 140 miles per hour. Goni is the 18th typhoon to hit the Philippine mainland this year, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippine mainland after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than 6,300 people.

According to the Philippine Department of Disaster Management, 20 people were killed in the main island of Catanduanes and Albay. Officials say between 345,000 and 400,000 people were evacuated before the storm hit, with no more deaths.

The Philippine Red Cross chief Richard Gordon said in a statement that the typhoon had devastated many areas, including the islands of Catanduanes and Albay. In some areas, up to 90 percent of homes were destroyed or destroyed, he said. However, the roads along the route of the cyclone; Atsani, another storm with winds of nearly 50 miles per hour, is expected to intensify in the Pacific Ocean and make landfall later this week.

“This is not a storm as strong as Goni. However, the roads along the route of the cyclone; It could damage bridges, ”Duterte told a cabinet meeting. The state Meteorological Department estimates that two more typhoons will hit the Philippines in November and one in December, with around 20 typhoons affecting the Philippines, which is made up of more than 7,600 islands. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.