UNICEF is making preparations to respond to a Super Typhoon racing towards the Philippines.
Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to hit the country early tomorrow morning where winds of up to 255 km an hour and torrential rain are being forecast.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our <a href="https://twitter.com/NASAEarth?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NASAEarth</a> satellites storms worldwide to provide scientists with valuable data. An infrared look at powerful Super Typhoon Mangkhut revealed a large eye surrounded by a large area of powerful storms. More about this storm approaching the Philippines: <a href="https://t.co/3AbgXRi7Ow">https://t.co/3AbgXRi7Ow</a> <a href="https://t.co/O6REPp33Uc">pic.twitter.com/O6REPp33Uc</a></p>— NASA (@NASA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1040616415433318401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">14 September 2018</a></blockquote>
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Authorities are evacuating thousands of people and closing schools in the north-east of the country before it hits tomorrow.
Around 5 million people are in the path of the massive storm.
Emergency services and the military have been put on full alert.