Heavy damage to infrastructure and agriculture caused by Typhoon "Jaime" in the North-East of the Philippines, officials said. "Jaime" became the second Typhoon that hit the Philippines in less than a week, sending the country torrential rain and fierce winds.
He collapsed in the North-Eastern extremity of the archipelago around 11 PM (11 PM Eastern time) on Wednesday. Winds up to 220 kph (137 mph) gave him a level 4 storm, is spoken in the message center. As expected, it affected as many as 2.7 million people in seven provinces before the hurricane veered North-West towards the coast of China on Friday. Crops and infrastructure suffered the most, as it was located near the path of the storm.
"Jaime" now moves in the direction of China, where working groups have already been deployed in Guangdong province in anticipation of his arrival, according to Xinhua. More than 60 thousand people have suffered from the Typhoon, when he traveled to the Philippines, according to the Department of social welfare and development, almost 15 thousand people are in evacuation centers. Hundreds of thousands of food packages were assembled early on Thursday morning.
This is the third strongest Typhoon of the season, after "Nepartak" and "Meranti", which struck Taiwan and China. Typhoon "Jaime" will be much weaker by the time it gets to China, though the danger of flooding remains.
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