Philippines Starts Evacuations Along Coast As Super Typhoon Nears

‘Mangkhut’ now a supertyphoon — US weather agency

‘Mangkhut’ now a supertyphoon — US weather agency

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System said the more than 27.3 million people will be exposed to the power of Mangkhut.

Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, is speeding across the Pacific with winds that can gust as high as 255 kilometres (160 miles) per hour.

Residents living near the coastal areas especially in Cagayan and Isabela area are advised to evacuate due to the expected storm surge which can reach up to six meters.

A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

The Hong Kong government convened a meeting on Wednesday to review contingency plans.

Hong Kong had been bracing for a direct hit on September 12, but the typhoon warning was cancelled the morning of September 13, the Hong Kong Observatory announced, as forecasts tracked Mangkhut's path further south.

The storm, named after a fruit in Thailand, is forecast by the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center to bring top winds of 145 knots (268 kilometers per hour) with maximum gusts of 175 knots.

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"I'm stressing that this one is very different, this is more complicated because of possible storm surges", Mamba said, referring to giant waves whipped inland by a typhoon.

Schools were shuttered and some farmers took to their fields to start early harvest of corn and rice that could be ruined by flooding.

Duterte issued the order during the command conference with weather, disaster, and other government officials at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) operations center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Last year, Super Typhoon Hato caused - a No.10 signal storm - hit Hong Kong, causing an estimated HK$4-8 billion loss and forcing over 450 flights to be cancelled.

"Although there are still uncertainties in its track, Mangkhut is expected to bring adverse weather to Hong Kong on Sunday with frequent squalls and heavy rain according to the present forecast track". It is expected to devolve into a tropical depression as it makes landfall Friday morning.

TYPHOON MANGKHUT, which will be locally named Ompong once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), has intensified as it moves westward towards the northern part of the country.

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