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Typhoon approaches Philippines

Emergency workers are on alert as the Philippines braces for a strong typhoon.
By Justin Salhani   |   Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:50 AM

(UPI) -- The Philippines is expecting a super typhoon while still recovering from a devastating earthquake last month.

Typhoon Haiyan has wind gusts moving at speeds of up to 115 mph and could possibly board land Friday. Many nationals are still in shelters after last month's earthquake that killed more than 200 people. About 20 typhoons hit the Philippines each year.

Officials said they were aiming for zero casualties.

Last year's strongest storm was called Typhoon Bopha and killed over 1,100 people.

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