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A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon
A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon

A powerful storm is bearing down on the Philippines, prompting residents to flee their homes in some central coastal regions still recovering from last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Hagupit, which was packing winds as high as 149 mph over the Pacifc Ocean on Thursday, is expected to make landfall Saturday, bringing heavy rain and storm surges of up to 13 feet.  Although there is uncertainty about the storm’s route, forecasts by the Philippines weather agency show it hitting the eastern coast and barreling west along a trajectory similar to that of Haiyan, which destroyed about 1 million homes, displaced 4 million people and left more than 7,300 dead and missing...

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