Philippines: 10 million people in the path of Mangkhut

Philippines: 10 million people in the path of Mangkhut

Mangkhut is expected to make landfall Saturday morning of 15 September.

Hurricane Florence is packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 120 miles per hour, while Mangkhut is packing maximum sustained winds of 135 miles per hour, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the NHC.

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

After leaving the Philippines, the fast-moving storm is expected to blow toward southern China on Sunday if it maintains its course, forecasters said.

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. encouraged passengers travelling this weekend to and from Hong Kong to re-book and the airline will waive the fees. According to HKO, the storm is expected to skirt around 100 to 200 kilometers (62 to 124 miles) south of Hong Kong on Wednesday afternoon, bringing strong winds and rain.

A missile test aboard a navy ship to be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte off northern Bataan province was canceled due to the approaching typhoon. In the province of Benguet and Kalinga, at least 136 people have been evacuated, according to the civil defence office.

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Red Cross teams have been placed at the highest level of alert as communities in Northern Luzon in the Philippines brace for Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong).

The violent Super Typhoon Mangkhut now has sustained winds of 130mph (200km/h) - the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane and the winds of Hurricane Florence which is racing towards the south-east coast of the US.

The South-east Asian nation is preparing stand-by funds, food, supplies and rescue ahead of Mangkhut's worst impact in the next two days.

While Mangkhut is now stronger than Hato -- also known as Tropical Storm Isang -- or Haima it is likely to decrease in strength as it nears southern China, particularly if it crosses land over northern Luzon, which will slow the storm, according to Guy, the meteorologist. It could damage as much as 13 billion pesos worth of crops, further threatening inflation that's at a nine-year high.

It said that Mangkhut packed maximum sustained winds of up to 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph.

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