750,000 people were evacuated in Central Philippines

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Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines today as a typhoon with winds of up to 150 kph (95 mph) made landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause flooding, landslides and storm surges, authorities warned.Known locally as typhoon Nona, it was expected to roll across nearby islands before making landfall later today close to Sorsogon, about 385 km (240 miles) southeast of the capital, Manila, on the heavily populated main island of Luzon. Melor was plotting a similar path to Haiyan, a category 5 typhoon that struck the central Philippines in 2013. Almost 8,000 people were killed or left missing by Haiyan.

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