UPDATE: Typhoon Chan-hom on Crash Course with the Philippines.
Current forecasts suggest the storm will make landfall on the Philippines near the town of Bolinao on the coast of Lingayen Bay within the next 20 hours. The outer bands of the typhoon are already sweeping the region bringing strong winds and torrential rains.
This storm comes on the heels of typhoon Kujira which formed off the east coast of the Philippines last week and reportedly killed 27 people in the province of Sorsogon.
Chan-Hom was threatening the Philippines just days after storm Fujira battered the country, leaving at least 27 people killed and eight more missing.
Most of the fatalities were buried in a landslide in the eastern province of Sorsogon, 375km south of Manila.
More 50 000 people remained in different evacuation centres and damages to agriculture, livestock and fisheries were estimated at 451.73m pesos ($9.41m).
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