Just 13 months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines, another storm nearly as strong is bearing down on the nation. Typhoon Hagupit, also known as “Ruby”, is packing sustained winds of up to 143 miles per hour. (143 miles per hour = 231 kilometers per hour).
While not quite as strong as last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, what makes this storm just as dangerous is it’s unpredictable nature. Forecasts of Hagupit’s path and severity vary widely.
Typhoon Hagupit’s exact path uncertain
Differing models place its path anywhere from as far South as the central Visayas, or as far North as the main island of Luzon. Several predictions forecast the storm to pass directly through the capital city of Manila. This would in effect cripple the city, shutting down major transportation hubs and government services. A disaster in the capital city could also delay relief efforts throughout the entire nation.
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