Typhoon Hagupit Slams A Heavily Evacuated Philippines
Aid workers and news agencies credit widespread evacuations with saving lives during the slow-moving storm.By Evan Thomas | December 7, 2014
Typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines late Saturday, in the first of multiple expected landfalls as it moves across the islands.
The storm lashed coastal cities with rain and sustained winds higher than 100 miles an hour.
But so far, damage looks to be much less severe than that done by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, when that storm killed at least 6,300 in the Philippines alone.