Super Typhoon Mangkhut Causes "Very Heavy Damage" to Philippines

  • Super Typhoon Mangkhut, world's strongest storm of 2018 (according to the World Meteorological Organization), has heavily damaged several structures across northern coast of the Philippines. While winds blew at 200km/hour, gusts reached up to 330km/hour. Reports say over 4 million people are expected to be adversely affected by this super typhoon. Thousands of people have already been evacuated over 6 meter (or 20 feet) storm warnings. Officials have raised alert levels in four Philippines’ provinces to Signal Four (Second Highest alert level). Reports say Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in north east Philippines at Baggao on Saturday at 01:40 local time. The storm is forecasted to pass through Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon.