Typhoon Vamco Hits Philippines


As all eyes in North America are on the tropical Atlantic as the most active year on record drags on, there is another powerful storm that we are watching.


Typhoon Vamco, also known as Ulysses, made its first landfall in Patnanungan in Quezon, Philippines on Wednesday.


Typhoon Vamco gained strength with sustained winds of 135 km/h with gusts of up to 165 km/h when it made landfall.


Officials said that 12,000 people were evacuated. Some are still displaced from Typhoon Goni which struck earlier this month.


The storm is expected to continue westward and could have an impact on Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos beginning on Saturday.