"Mass Evacuations in Philippines Ahead of Super Typhoon"

"Survivors of a deadly earthquake fled their tent shelters Thursday as mass evacuations got under way in the Philippines ahead of a super typhoon that was strengthening in the Pacific Ocean."

"Authorities warned Typhoon Haiyan, with wind gusts exceeding 330 kilometres (200 miles) an hour, could cause major damage across a vast area of the central and southern Philippines when it made landfall on Friday.

'This is a very dangerous typhoon, local officials know where the vulnerable areas are and have given instructions on evacuations,' state weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar told AFP."

AFP had the story November 7, 2013.

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Source: AFP, 11/07/2013