By: D.K. Choudhary
Super Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) Makes Landfall in Philippines
i. Super Typhoon Nock-ten made landfall on the eastern province of Philippines on Christmas Day.
ii. Known in the Philippine as “Nina”, Nock-Ten hit the coast near Catanduanes island at 18:30 local time with wind speed up to 255km/h (158mph). But there are no reports of damage or casualties yet.
iii. About 100,000 people had been moved from areas at risk in the Bicol region amid fears of widespread flooding and possible landslides.
iv. Dozens of ports have closed, with warnings of two-metre (6.6ft) waves.
♦ Capital: Manila
♦ Currency: Philippine peso
♦ President: Rodrigo Duterte