Powerful typhoon hits north Philippines, thousands evacuated

A resident swims along strong waves as Typhoon Noru approaches the seaside slum district of Tondo in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 25, 2022. The powerful typhoon shifted and abruptly gained strength in an "explosive intensification" Sunday as it blew closer to the northeastern Philippines, prompting evacuations from high-risk villages and even the capital, which could be sideswiped by the storm, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) A resident swims along strong waves as Typhoon Noru approaches the seaside slum district of Tondo in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 25, 2022. The powerful typhoon shifted and abruptly gained strength in an "explosive intensification" Sunday as it blew closer to the northeastern Philippines, prompting evacuations from high-risk villages and even the capital, which could be sideswiped by the storm, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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