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Nearly 9 thousand Flee Homes in Philippines as Molave Intensifies into Typhoon. Philippines: on October 2020, Typhoon Molave made landfall in while crossing provinces on the southern part of the main Luzon island. Island has brought heavy rain and strong winds.

Philippines disaster monitoring agency highlighted the reports of damaged roads and bridges. Flooding and landslide incidents were also observed in some areas. However, there are no casualties so far. Typhoon is moving westward with the speed of 130 km per hour. Molave has intensified into a typhoon and has made landfall over Albay province’s San Miguel Island, Malinao municipality and in Albay. 5,500 people have been evacuated to safer places. 3,420 people took shelter in areas outside danger zones.

Molave

The name Molave has been used to name tropical cyclone in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. This name was given by the Philippines. It means “funnel” in Philippine, Spanish and Tagalog. Its earlier name was Typhoon Imbudo till 2003. In 2004, the typhoon Molave made extensive damage over Philippines and China following which the name was changed to Molave. The name Molave has been used to name 3 tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean-

  • Typhoon Molave (2009)
  • Tropical Storm Molave (2015) and
  • Typhoon Molave (2020).

Molave follows Tropical Storm Saudel, that hit the region  last week causing widespread flooding in Philippines ‘s Quezon province.

Luzon Island

  • Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.
  • Luzon Island has been ranked 15th largest island in the world by land area.
  • Luzon Island is located in the northern portion of the archipelago.
  • It is the economic and political center of Philippines.
  • The capital city Manila lies on this island.
  • It is also the home to Quezon City. Quezon city is the most populous city of the country.
  • It is the fourth most populous island in the world.

Molave Intensifies Into Typhoon