Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Mawar approaches the Philippines

Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Mawar approaches the Philippines, a week after battering Guam.

Driving the news: Philippine officials began evacuating thousands of villagers, shutting down schools and offices, and imposing a no-sail ban on Monday.
* Typhoon Mawar is packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kpm (96 mph) and gusts of up to 190 kph (118 mph).

What to expect: The typhoon is forecast to spare the mountainous region a direct hit and veer northeast toward Taiwan or southern Japan.
* Authorities warn of dangerous tidal surges, flash floods, and landslides from Tuesday to Wednesday.

By the numbers: Over 4,800 people have been evacuated to emergency shelters in Cagayan, Batanes, and other provinces.
* Classes and office work have been suspended in most of Cagayan and Batanes provinces, flights have been canceled and fishing and passenger vessels are prohibited from sailing.

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