TYPHOON Mangkhut has made landfall in the Philippines, killing around 14 people as it batters the country with wind speeds of 115mph. But when will the storm reach Hong Kong after raging across the China Sea? Where is Typhoon Mangkhut now? After losing some wind speed, the super typhoon has now been downgraded to a category four storm. It is heading west towards China at about 19 mph. The World Meteorological Organisation branded the storm the strongest tropical cyclone the world has faced this year". Authorities in the Philippines say they've been better prepared for the onslaught than in previous years. The deadliest storm in the country was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 7,000 people and affected millions in 2013. When will the storm hit Hong Kong? Philippine forecasters said the shifting typhoon will pass near Hong Kong late on Sunday or early on Monday. Residents there have been warned to stay indoors as authorities raised storm alerts to "yellow". Locals have been … [Read more...] about Typhoon Mangkhut path tracker latest — where is the super typhoon now and when will it reach Hong Kong?
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TYPHOON Mangkhut is currently hurtling towards the Philippines with wind speeds of up to 160mph. Residents have been told to “prepare for the worst”. Where is Typhoon Mangkhut now? The Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center has categorised the storm as a super typhoon. The storm, known locally as Ompong, has already struck the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. Mangkhut is currently about 160 miles away in the Pacific with sustained winds of 127mph and gusts reaching 158mph. Forecaster Rene Paciente said: "It can lift cars, you can't stand, you can't even crawl against that wind.” Philippine forecasters said the shifting typhoon could possibly blow toward Vietnam after it exits late Saturday or early Sunday. The deadliest storm in the country was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 7,000 people and affected millions in 2013. When will it hit the Philippines? Some 5.2 million people in the Philippines are set to be affected by the storm. It is expected to hit … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Mangkhut – where is the storm now and when will it hit the Philippines?
News / World by Press Association 14/09/2018, 8:08 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall on the northeastern coast of the Philippines. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon island, an agricultural region of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than 5 million people are at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Centre categorises as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. There were no immediate reports of major damages or casualties in the region, where a massive evacuation from high-risk areas has been under way for the last two days. With a huge raincloud band 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could bring heavy to intense rain that could set off landslides … [Read more...] about Philippines hit by monster typhoon Mangkhut
News / World by Press Association 15/09/2018, 4:56 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the north-eastern coast of the Philippines on Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon Island, a breadbasket of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than five million people were at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Centre downgraded from a super typhoon but said was still punching powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category four Atlantic hurricane. There were no immediate reports of major damages or casualties in the region, where a massive evacuation from high-risk areas was carried out over two days. With a huge rain cloud band 560 miles wide, combined … [Read more...] about Blinding rain and ferocious winds lash Philippines as Typhoon Mangkhut hits
Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas before heading towards the United States coast. The Bahamas are still recovering from the devastation caused by the storm. Even though the official death toll stands at 50, some 2,500 people remain missing, indicating that the death toll could be much higher.Thousands of residents from the islands had to be evacuated before the storm hit. Many displaced residents are currently living in shelters all over the Bahamas. The nation is trying to rebuild the neighbourhoods which have been levelled by 185 mph (298 kph) winds brought by the storm. Search and rescue teams have confirmed an official death count of 50 people.Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis addressed the nation to ensure the government's transparency. He confirmed that even though the death toll officially remained at 50 over the past couple of days, there are some 2,500 people who remain unaccounted for. Since there are so many people who remain missing from official records, there is a high … [Read more...] about Dorian Death Toll: 2,500 unaccounted for in the Bahamas