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Super typhoon Maysak is ready to hit the Philippines

Dear friends,
Yesterday we learned that the super typhoon Maysak, formed last Friday, March 27, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, after causing at least five deaths and many damages upsetting Micronesia, is continuing its march westward and now points straight to the Philippines, where it is expected for Sunday, April 5th. After reaching the peak power yesterday, the super typhoon Maysak began to weaken, with winds now blow near his eye at 240 km/h, which they did downgrade to category 4: it is heading to more than 200 km/h to the northern part of the country: the landfall, when the typhoon hits the ground, is expected on the island of Luzon for Sunday 05 April, when millions of people will celebrate Easter .

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Maysak however, is destined to weaken further: it should arrive on the Philippines as a category 2 typhoon, but no less dangerous, with winds also incurred up to 180 km/ h. The super typhoon will find its way to the Philippines unfavorable winds to its intensification, which will prevent the system to become even more powerful. Despite these reports seem to avert a possible catastrophe, however, the authorities fear a disaster caused by storm surges. The national weather agency predicts “possible flooding in low-lying regions and landslides on the mountains,” in addition to “waves of four meters” on the coasts of the islands of Samar, Bicol and Aurora. Fishermen are advised not to go out to the sea and the government ordered to passenger ships to remain at the port.

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Kito Onlus is present in the city of San Fernando La Union with its health unit and its medical staff, which is monitoring the evolution of the situation, is ready to render assistance to the Filipino people.