Typhoon get the Philippines to evacuate thousands. Get the events cancelled at the SEA Games with 8750 athletes.
Thousands of people are being evacuated by the authorities in the Philippines, while a typhoon is on the way to the country.
at the same time the organizers of the southeast asian games (SEA Games) cancelled or moved multiple events.
Typhoon by the name Kammuri hit the philippine territory on Saturday evening, shortly before president Rodrigo Duterte opened the games.
the Typhoon is expected to hit land on Monday evening or Tuesday morning with gusts of up to 170 kilometres an hour.
More than 800 families, which in total counts between 3000 and 4000 people are already in evacuation centers.
Local authorities in the region of Bicol is still in the process of evacuating areas in the country, and the number of evacuees is therefore expected to rise.
This year's southeast asian games will be held in the Philippines until the 11. december.
Organizers have canceled a udendørsbegivenhed as wind surfing.
The south asian games will take place in the cities of Clark, Manila and Subic.
When you look away from the hurricane, so is the event already loaded with a record number of sports. It is 56 in total, and they must be eliminated at dozens of venues, which is located hours driving from each other.
outdoor events in Subic on the west coast and the island of Luzon, is the first to be affected by the typhoon.
Triathlons for women has been brought forward to Sunday.
- So we could take advantage of the good weather, says Ramon Agregado, who is the head of the organising committee in Subic.
He adds that they will not begin to find other venues. But in the case of really bad weather, you will pack the equipment down and make it ready again when you are able to resume the sporting event.
It is especially the amount of rain that follows the typhoon, which occupies the authorities. It can cause flooding and mudslides.
a total Of 8750 athletes participating in the SEA Games.
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 01 December 2019, 12:00