According to Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao.com, Typhoon Morafi made landfall in the Eastern Mindoro area of the Philippines at 3:30 on the 25th local time. The typhoon hit the Philippines and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.
According to the Philippine Meteorological Administration, the typhoon has a maximum wind speed of 125 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 180 kilometers. It is expected to hover in the Philippines for 24 to 48 hours, and the wind is expected to continue to increase.
Authorities said that about 25,000 people were forced to leave their homes for shelter due to the risk of landslides and flash floods.
The Philippines is located in the typhoon belt, and about 20 tropical cyclones pass through the country every year. The Philippine government said in May that the typhoon may complicate the country’s fight against the new crown epidemic because the authorities will have to evacuate tens of thousands of people from areas hit by the typhoon.