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Philippines: 600,000 flee Typhoon Hagupit

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By Euronews
Philippines: 600,000 flee Typhoon Hagupit

<p>More than half a million people have fled villages in the Philippines to brace for Typhoon Hagupit. </p> <p>Hagupit, Filipino for “smash”, slightly weakened on Saturday but remained dangerously powerful and erratic. The powerful storm has already causing heavy damage to neighbourhoods.</p> <p>Relief agency Refugees International said in a statement it is “deeply concerned” that evacuation centres may not be safe.</p> <p>With memories of Typhoon Haiyan that left 7,000 people dead or missing last year, the Philippine military is on full alert.</p> <p>Although Hagupit is unlikely to reach the same strength as Haiyan, forecasters warn that Hagupit is strong enough to set off deadly storm surges and landslides.</p>