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?
Sep 17, 2:55 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Susmitha Suresh 09/17/18 AT 2:24 AM After leaving a path of destruction in the Philippines, Super Typhoon Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm after it reached mainland China on Sunday afternoon.The storm claimed at least 54 lives in the Philippines where it first made landfall. Two people were reported dead in the Chinese province of Guangdong.Forecasts said Mangkhut will now move inland to western Guangdong. More than 2.5 million people were evacuated from Guangdong and Hainan Island. It is expected to hit Guizhou, Chongqing, and Yunnan on Monday, according to reports.The typhoon was one of the most powerful storms the region has seen in decades, according to reports. An update on the tropical storm at 12.00 p.m. HKT (12 a.m. EDT Monday) said that the storm was about 650 km west of Hong Kong with a maximum sustained wind speed of 46.6 miles per hour. It is … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Mangkhut Weakens To Tropical Storm, Over 56 Dead
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
Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut on Saturday pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. There are no immediate deaths reported but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said officials in northeastern Cagayan province, where the typhoon slammed ashore before dawn, were verifying the drownings of two children. Authorities were also checking what happened to about 70 men who reportedly returned to their coastal village to check on their homes during dangerous storm surges that saw walls of seawater whipped inland. Mangkhut's sustained winds weakened to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 260 kph (161 mph) after it sliced across Luzon Island's flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces toward the South China Sea, aiming at southern China and Hong Kong, where residents braced for the worst. "It's still a … [Read more...] about Philippines Checking Damage, Casualties Amid Typhoon’s Rains