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Typhoon hits the Philippines, causing dozens of deaths, and hundreds of thousands are still homeless

by YCPress

November 18, reported that the typhoon “Huan Gao” hit the Philippines recently, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall, killing dozens of people and damaging a large number of houses, farmland and facilities.¬†Currently, hundreds of thousands of people are still homeless in the Philippines.¬†President Duterte will order the establishment of a special task force to speed up post-disaster reconstruction work.

According to reports, as of the 17th, at least 73 people were killed, 24 injured, and 19 missing in the Philippines as a result of typhoon “Huan Gao”. This is the worst casualty among the typhoon that hit the Philippines in 2020. More than 3.05 million people in the country were affected by the disaster, and floods caused by typhoons in many places entered a state of disaster, mainly in Luzon, the most densely populated island in the Philippines.

At present, “Huan Gao” has left the Philippines for 5 days, but the Philippine National Disaster Reduction and Management Committee (NDRRMC) data shows that as of the 17th, hundreds of thousands of people are still homeless in the country, of which more than 280,000 are evacuated. More than 150,000 people stayed outside the shelter.

According to a report from the “Philippine Star” on the 18th, Philippine President Duterte will issue an executive order this week to establish a large task force that will accelerate reconstruction and recovery after destructive weather disturbances.

Harry Locke, spokesperson for the President of the Philippines, said that details about the creation of a reconstruction working group are being worked out.

Aides close to Duterte also confirmed that they are preparing to issue an executive order.