The Philippines faces another powerful tropical storm while racing against time to surmount the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan.

Authorities in the Philippines’ southern provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley on November 11 ordered the cancellation of schools and activated disaster teams as another storm - Zoraida - threatens the region.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has hoisted the first of the three-tier public storm signs over the three provinces and 13 other areas on the southern Mindanao Island and in the central Visayas regions.

With winds of up to 55 km per hour, the eye of the tropical depression was 830 km southeast of Hinatuan town, Surigao del Sur province at around 11am on November 11, and it is projected to follow the same route as typhoon Haiyan.

Meanwhile, the international community is joining hands with the country’s government to affected people rebuild their communities.

A rescue team, including 25 doctors and nurses, from Japan is expected to reach the country on November 11 to help in the typhoon-hit region.

The Australian government has also announced an additional 10 million AUD (9.38 million USD) of funding for the relief effort in the Philippines.

Australia donated over 375,000 USD last week to help the distressed country recover from super typhoon Haiyan which is feared to have claimed more than 10,000 lives.-VNA