Tying up the loose ends before Typhoon Nida strikes

A Filipino fisherman reinforcing a shanty at a coastal village in the town of Bacoor, south of Manila, yesterday as Typhoon Nida approached. The authorities issued an alert for the effects of Nida as it crossed the northern Philippine island of Luzon
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A Filipino fisherman reinforcing a shanty at a coastal village in the town of Bacoor, south of Manila, yesterday as Typhoon Nida approached. The authorities issued an alert for the effects of Nida as it crossed the northern Philippine island of Luzon. Domestic flights to Cagayan province were also cancelled ahead of Nida making landfall there yesterday afternoon, en route to the Chinese mainland. China issued an "orange alert" for Typhoon Nida, the second-most severe alert on a four-colour scale, predicting the storm would hit the southern province of Guangdong tomorrow, Xinhua reported.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2016, with the headline 'Tying up the loose ends before Typhoon Nida strikes'. Print Edition | Subscribe