Typhoon Noul Expected To Be Less Severe Than 2013's Haiyan
The storm is bringing 160 mph winds and some 20 inches of rain to the Philippines.By Evan Thomas | May 10, 2015
Typhoon Noul made landfall in the Philippines Sunday, where authorities have evacuated more than 1,200 people so far.
"People today have been finalizing their preparations, closing up their shops and boarding up windows. The hotel I'm in, for instance, has been evacuating residents from the beachfront areas further inland, so people here are taking it very seriously," storm chaser James Reynolds told CNN.
Noul is lashing the northern Philippines with sustained winds of 160mph. Forecasts call for as much as 20 inches of rain in two days.