PHILIPPINES – Thousands flee as Typhoon Koppu hits northern Philippines (France 24)

Powerful Typhoon Koppu wrecked houses, tore down trees and unleashed landslides and floods, forcing thousands to flee as it pummelled the northern Philippines on Sunday, officials said. No casualties were reported but more than 14,000 people were evacuated from their homes, with more expected to flee as the slow-moving storm grinds its way northwards across the…