Death toll from Philippines typhoon climbs to 81

Death toll from Philippines typhoon climbs to 81

Monster typhoon Mangkhut battered Hong Kong on Sunday and left a wide swath of destruction across the territory.

Mangkhut is the strongest storm 2018 has seen with winds of more than 175 miles per hour smashing through the Philippines.

The mighty winds broke glasses of commercial buildings, brought down materials from under-construction buildings, uprooted trees and blocked roads.

Even before the storm hit, the hilly region was primed for landslides after a month of monsoon rains saturated the soil.

The hurricane made landfall in North and SC on Friday, bringing high winds, heavy rains, and a potentially deadly storm surge.

The strong winds forced an evacuation of over 2.45 million people in Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Four more were killed in China s southern province of Guangdong. Mangkhut is a category 5 hurricane locally known as Ompong.

Overall, at least 64 people have died in typhoon-related incidents in the northern Philippines, mostly from landslides and collapsed houses, according to the national police.

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While the Philippines has made headway in mapping natural hazards, information about dangers in specific areas could be made more accessible, Solidum said, citing a proposed project called "Hazard Hunter", which informs residents about the natural perils in their community on their cellphones.

The administration's rigid response in the aftermath of the storm has provoked such a public outrage that people are now saying that Hong Kong went through a natural disaster on Sunday but was subjected to a man-made disaster the following day.

The state broadcaster also said flood warnings had been issued for 38 rivers in the neighbouring region of Guangxi, while 12 coastal monitoring stations reported their biggest-ever waves. Hainan Airlines canceled 234 flights in the cities of Haikou, Sanya, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai scheduled this weekend.

People gather their usable items after typhoon Mangkhut destroyed properties in the Philippines.

In Cagayan's capital, Tuguegarao, where the typhoon hit land, Associated Press journalists saw a severely damaged public market, its roof ripped apart and wooden stalls and tarpaulin canopies in disarray.

"The safety and comfort of our Typhoon Mangkhut passengers and crew is of primary importance at Genting Cruise Lines, ' Dream Cruises" parent company said in a statement.

The monumental task of cleaning up began as residents, some in suits and ties, struggled to get back to work on roads that remained blocked by felled trees, mud and debris.

The Queen said: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut".

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