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Deadly typhoon hits Philippines, heads for Hong Kong and China

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/15/18, 07:00 pm

Typhoon Mangkhut struck the northern Philippines with high winds and heavy rain Saturday, causing landslides, destroying homes, and leaving at least 12 people dead. The strongest storm of the year to hit the island nation landed on the northeastern tip of Luzon before dawn and now heads toward Hong Kong and southern China.

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Typhoon Mangkhut continues on path toward the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/14/18, 10:52 am

Typhoon Mangkhut continued to barrel toward the northern Philippines on Friday, a day before it is expected to make landfall, as residents continue to prepare for the strongest storm so far this year. Forecasters predict the storm, categorized by the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning center as a “super typhoon,” likely will make landfall close to Isabela province early Saturday. Philippine state forecaster Chris Perez said the typhoon will then move across the northern part of the country.

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Philippines braces for powerful typhoon

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/13/18, 09:54 am

Officials in the northern Philippines are bracing for a typhoon to make landfall over the weekend. Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to be the most powerful storm of the season and is set to hit northern Cagayan province on Saturday. On Thursday, it was 450 miles out in the Pacific with sustained winds of 127 mph. Officials fear the typhoon, combined with the seasonal monsoon rains, could trigger landslides and flash floods. The northern coastal and island villages in the typhoon’s path started to evacuate residents on Thursday. Cagayan Gov.

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