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Philippines Brace for Massive Typhoon Koppu



    Philippines Brace for Massive Typhoon Koppu
    Weather Bureau forecaster Aldczar Aurelio gestures during a media briefing on Typhoon Koppu (local name "Lando") Saturday, Oct.17, 2015 at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines.

    A slow-moving typhoon could bring as much as 6 feet of rain to parts of the Philippines as it hovers over the country this weekend and into next week, forecasters warned, NBC News reported.

    Typhoon Koppu had estimated maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph by 11 p.m. ET Friday, according to the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

    Koppu was expected to make landfall by Saturday night local time.

    The Weather Channel warned of a potential "catastrophic flood threat" from a days-long deluge.

    In 2003, Haiyan ripped through the typhone-prone country leaving more than 7,300 people dead and missing in its wake.