Super-typhoon Noru made landfall on Sunday, September 25, in the Philippines. Strong winds, estimated at 195 km/h, and heavy rains battered the densely populated main island of Luzon. Authorities fear flooding and crop destruction.
The super-typhoon made landfall at 5:30 p.m. local time (11:30 a.m. Paris time) in the municipality of Burdeos on the Polillo Islands, which is part of the province of Quezon, according to the Philippine Meteorological Service.
The Philippines are hit by around twenty typhoons each year, a phenomenon that tends to worsen due to climate change caused by human activities and the consumption of fossil fuels (oil, coal, gas). Nine months ago, another super-typhoon killed more than 400 people in the center and south of the country.