Typhoon Goni Cuts A Path Of Destruction In The Philippines

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Storm of the year has hit the Philippines, leaving at least 16 people dead and tens of thousands homeless. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports on the aftermath of Typhoon Goni Goni approached the Philippines with sustained winds of 195 MPH, some of the highest on record. Catastrophic winds and torrential rains cut a path of destruction just above the midsection of the Philippine archipelago. Christopher Romero captured the fury in this phone video from Legacy City. In the devastated province of all by across a broad swath of the region, Typhoon Goni snapped power lines right off rooftops and flattened fields of crops. Officials report. At least 22,000 homes were destroyed sheets of rain all but submerged. The 800 family town of Comolli. GE Christian Yap told NPR. Only his father remained to guard the family home watching a river bursting its banks. Yap and his mother evacuated yaps father survived the flooding that inundated their home. But not as badly assault in one area of the water is so intense that only the rooftops of the houses are visible, he said. A community leader. Yap said his town was prepared. Many residents evacuated to local schools in advance of the storm. They have emerged, he said, to clean up the new, deep mud. Goni made landfall in the Pacific facing island of cotton iguanas were all communication has been knocked out. Goni spared. Manila barely grazing the capital before heading west out to sea downgraded to a tropical storm. Forecasters warn that another typhoon what Sahni is forming behind Goni, Julie McCarthy. NPR news

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