Typhoon Noul heads towards Japan as Philippines focus’ on clean up

Typhoon Noul heads towards Japan as Philippines focus’ on clean up

Two people have been killed and more than 3,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Noul has crashed into the northeastern tip of the Philippines.

The typhoon has weakened slightly after hitting land yesterday, with winds falling to from 315kph to 195kph as of this morning.

The weather bureau says the category 4 system is now expected to track towards southern Japan.

But those in the corn-producing province of Cagayan, where the most damage occurred,  say they now have the problem of fixing what was destroyed.

The mayor of Santa Ana, a town in the region, says the small houses of poor people in coastal areas were badly hit.

“The typhoon has moved away, but our problem so far is how to fix what was destroyed. The small houses of our poor town mates in coastal areas were badly hit,” Darwin Tobias told Reuters.

Mr Tobias said some residents from his town started returning to their homes early today when the rains stopped.

Meanwhile he national disaster agency says the two men who died were killed from electrocution, as they were strapping down a tin roof on a house during the height of the typhoon.

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