(Bloomberg) -- Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, unleashing damaging winds and torrential rain that can cause widespread flooding.
At least one person died and more than 217,000 people fled their homes even before the typhoon hit Sorsogon province in south Luzon late Monday, local time. The city of Manila suspended local government work, while authorities ordered Manila airport closed for 12 hours starting 11 a.m. Tuesday. Schools in most parts of the capital region are shut.
Kammuri is packing maximum winds of 155 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 235 kph, the nation’s weather bureau said in its 8 a.m. report. The eyewall of the typhoon, locally known as Tisoy, is bringing violent winds and intense rainfall in four provinces in the Bicol region.
“Damaging winds will spread into Metro Manila Tuesday afternoon and evening,” Accuweather said on its website. Many areas in Luzon “will be at risk for flooding and mudslides,” it said.
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