Philippines Prepares As Super Typhoon Hagupit Closes In

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Super Typhoon Hagupit is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend. This comes a little over a year after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines city of Tacloban.

A super typhoon is the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, and the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimates of Hagupit's top winds today were raised to 150 miles per hour.

Josh Kyller is the Philippines emergency coordinator for Catholic Relief Services. He's based in Tacloban, and tells Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd, "given what happened a year ago, there’s a lot of anxiety on the ground, but there is also an incredible amount of preparedness and work that’s going on right now to get people secure and into evacuation centers."


This segment aired on December 5, 2014.



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