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Over 2.000 families were evacuated in the Philippines because of the Amang storm

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At least 26 flights have been cancelled due to bad weather. In addition, 11.600 passengers have been stranded in eight regions of the country because of the heavy seas

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At least 2.000 families have been evacuated in six provinces in central Philippines after the Mekhala tropical storm, also known as Amang by the locals, affected the country, announced on Sunday the State Agency for Disaster Management, quoted by Xinhua.

According to AGERPRES, the Council for disaster risk reduction and management in the Philippines (NDRRMC) informed that a volunteer worker has died on Saturday morning after being hit by a sound box thrown by the wind in the Tacloban city, shortly after Pope Francis officiated a Mesa.

At least 26 flights have been cancelled due to bad weather. In addition, 11.600 passengers have been stranded in eight regions of the country because of the heavy seas, says Xinhua.

Power supply sources have been cut in at least six provinces of the Visayas region.

The tropical storm resulted in wind speeds of over 85km/h in the center of the country, and gusts reached up to 100km/h. Residents in the lowlands and the highlands of the central provinces have been alerted about possible floods and landslides.