Fact check: ‘Super typhoon’ lashed out Cagayan province in November 2019

Fact check: ‘Super typhoon’ lashed out Cagayan province in November 2019

- A video has been circulating on social media claiming that a “super typhoon” hit the province of Cagayan

- The video showed heavy rains and strong winds that made the trees sway

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and the video was misleading

- The actual footage was taken way back November 2013 when Typhoon Yolanda lashed out Roxas City

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A video has been shared multiple times on Facebook and YouTube showing that a supposed “super typhoon” hit the province of Cagayan last November 19, 2019.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was misleading.

In a report by the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), the six-minute 50-second video showed heavy rains and strong winds swaying the trees.

Facebook page “Raffy Tulfo in Action Update” has shared the video with a caption: “SUPER TYPOON IN CAGAYAN NOV.19 2019.”

As reported by AFP, the video actually showed Typhoon Yolanda hitting Roxas City in 2013. A high-quality version of the video was posted on YouTube last November 14, 2013.

“Exact footage of Typhoon Yolanda at Roxas City,” it read in the caption.

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“Yolanda” was the local name for Typhoon Haiyan that has been recorded as the deadliest typhoon that hit the Philippines. About 7, 360 people were reported dead or went missing when the Yolanda lashed out the country.

As reported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Council, it has been confirmed that Yolanda made a landfall in the country days prior the video’s publication.

Typhoon Yolanda hit several cities across the central Philippines, including Roxas, Ormoc, and Tacloban.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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