On the other side of the globe, still another Typhoon is approaching the Philippines. The typhoon is not considered a 'Super Typhoon', but the residents of North East Luzon are now making final preparations of Typhoon Noul / Dodong which is now already affecting the eastern sea boards of the Philippine Islands. Evacuations in Erosin Sorsogon at Mt. Bulusan are under way in preparation for the arrival of damaging winds and flooding rains. The arrival of the major part of the storm will arrive sometime around 9:00 AM Philippine time. This is the third named typhoon to arrive in the Philippines this year. After leaving the northern part of the Philippines, its path may take it near Taiwan and continue on its journey towards Japan.
An average of 20 typhoons cross the Philippines annually, with the storms becoming fiercer in recent years. In 2013, thanks to Typhoon Haiyan, the category 5 typhoon struck the central Philippines and more than 8,000 people lost their lives.