Typhoom Melor locally known as Nona has struck Philippines today bringing with it heavy rain and winds reaching speeds upto 95 mph.
Hundreds and thousands of people are reported to be evacuated from the low lying areas and moved to safer places. It is approximated about 20 Typhoons pass through Philipines each year.
In 2013 too several people lost their lives due to Typhoon Haiyan which struck on Nov 2 2013 and it's effects continued till November 11 of the same month. Typhoon Melor is reported to have slammed the coastal areas and will make several landfalls across the archipelago.
Authorities are taking all precautions putting in more relief and rescue operations and other necessities.
Typhoon threatens central Philipines, 750000 evacuated - India Today.