Jul 15, 2014 6:00 AM by Chelsea DeCesare
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A tropical storm hurtling toward the Philippines has strengthened into a typhoon.
Disaster-response authorities have begun evacuating thousands of people from villages prone to floods and landslides.
Officials say rescue teams have been positioned near disaster-prone regions, along with packs of food and medicine, army trucks and ambulance vans.
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