By Ellie-Louise Style
A typhoon has swept across the east coast of the Philippines, killing three people in its action.
On the morning of the 6th December Typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines. Many people had to escape to close refugees, so they could avoid the crashing waves and winds that was ruining their homes.
The typhoon has been measured to be category three on the scale factor, meaning there were winds of up to 129mph. This managed to destroy many people’s houses in the city of Tacloban.
The Typhoon has caused many other extremely dangerous situations, including landslides and people to have hypothermia. The death toll is currently at three, but there are still numbers that are unknown.
Many people were trying to evacuate as quickly as possible, while others are wanting to stay in their homes to protect their belongings. Shortly after the Typhoon had past the sea started to go further in-land flooding people’s homes.
Ms Hist, a local who lives in Tacloban said: “It was an eerie feeling today when I went out I have to be honest I did feel a bit unnerved. I’m worried for the staff that I work with and my close friends. I’m pretty nervous for them.”
However, this is not the only town that has been affected in the Philippines, and typhoon Hagupit (known as typhoon “Ruby” by the locals) is set to hit other parts of the Philippines in its path of destruction.
It was just last year that the Philippines was hit by a typhoon (Typhoon Haiyan) that destroyed many towns and killed up to 6,000. This increased peoples fears of the typhoon this year, however, the authorities were much more prepared.
Because of the current typhoon moving slowly this means that there could be a greater impact of the rain and wind damaging people’s houses.