Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall in Philippines; ‘Catastrophic’ Winds Feared

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ImageA rescue worker escorted a child during an evacuation of people living along coastal areas in Manila on Sunday.
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Manila races to prepare for potential devastation.

Manila, the sprawling, low-lying capital of the Philippines, braced for the impact of Typhoon Goni on Sunday afternoon, as the powerful tropical storm churned its way across the country’s central eastern flank.

Although the typhoon has weakened since it made landfall early on Sunday morning with sustained winds of 135 miles per hour, about 13 million people in and around