Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines
Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut to intensify into deadly Cat 5 storm, mammoth rains likely
13 September, 2018, 16:09
Forecaster Meno Mendoza said Mangkhut's strong winds could whip up storm surges while heavy rain could trigger landslides and floods.
In the 5 a.m. weather update of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the eye of Ompong was located at 875 kilometers East of Virac, Catanduanes and has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of up to 205 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 255 kph. Cathay Pacific encouraged passengers travelling this weekend to and from Hong Kong to re-book and the airline would waive the fees.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is predicting Mangkhut will leave "substantial damage" in its path.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known as Super Typhoon Ompong in the Philippines, is now equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane, with winds of at least 252 kilometers per hour (157 mph), stronger than Florence, which is expected to cause massive flooding and devastation in the Carolinas.
Mangkhut, locally known as super typhoon Ompong, has already passed the USA territory of Guam, where it caused widespread flooding and power outages.
The typhoon will bring heavy rains and storm surges on its trail.
The most powerful typhoon to threaten the Philippines this year roared toward the country's north on Wednesday, prompting officials to order precautionary evacuations and closures of schools and offices, and farmers to quickly harvest their crops to reduce damage. About 80 per cent of the United States territory was without power but it was restored by Thursday morning. He said classes will be suspended and offices, except those involved in rescue and relief work, advised to close on Friday.
Thousands of residents will be evacuated as the deadly super typhoon tracks across the South China Sea.
"I'm stressing that this one is very different". The threat to agriculture comes as the Philippines tries to cope with rice shortages.
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.
Should typhoon Mangkhut follow its projected path, Taiwan and Hong Kong are next in line to be hit.
An average of 20 typhoons and storms lash the Philippines each year, killing hundreds of people and leaving millions in near-perpetual poverty. Mangkhut is expected to make landfall Saturday morning of 15 September.
The Watch Series 4 will be available in some countries starting September 21, and global availability will follow later this year. The Digital Crown has been re-engineered for more accurate control of apps, and the speaker is now 50 percent louder, " he said.
Polls showed established parties losing some support, including the centre-left parties which earlier favoured open-door policies. The process of forming a stable government out of the deadlocked parliament could take weeks and, potentially, end in failure.
Hubbard said so far this year, the Atlantic season has been fairly average, but it's been busier in the Pacific. Effects along the East Coast could begin to be felt this weekend, the NOAA's National Hurricane Center warned.
Its CEO, Alex Cruz, tells the BBC , "We will compensate them for any financial hardship that they may have suffered". Shares of British Airways fell by 4 percent in early Friday trading, wiping out about $648 million in market value.
On the Thursday night shooting, Guyger is on administrative leave pending criminal and administrative investigations. An attorney for Jean's family has insisted that the officer be charged and treated like any other member of society.
In this case, the focus now has turned to the New York Jets, who the Dolphins will face Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Titans: Adoree Jackson hurt his shoulder on a 26-yard punt return in the third quarter.
The police report that the female officer had just finished her shift and entered what she thought was her own apartment. Allie Jean reacted with shock and dismay when she heard the news of her son's violent death inside his own apartment.
Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina , Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well. "This is not going to be a glancing blow", Byard explained .
Based on the invite we're expecting Apple boss Tim Cook to take to the stage at 10am PDT, which is local California time. Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones since the first model was unveiled by late co-founder Steve Jobs in 2007.
Williams then received another code violation for a racquet smash at 3-2 in the second set, leading to Ramos docking her a point. Williams said. "You owe me an apology". "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person".
Novak Djokovic leads US Open final
Djokovic joins his idol Pete Sampras on 14 titles and is now closing the gap on his great rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer . Federer lost in the fourth round in NY , while Nadal retired from his semifinal against del Potro because of a bad right knee.
Nicki Minaj Disses Cardi B After Their Fight
In a video obtained by Cosmopolitan , the mother-of-one is heard screaming: "I will f [expletive] you up!" I was mortified . I'm such a ill-ass bitch I didn't even feel the need to defend myself that night. "I've let a lot of s**t slide".
Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for the third time
She has cut sugar entirely out of her diet and uses cannabis plants that her husband grows to help with pain and getting to sleep. In 1978, Newton-John moved into the pop mainstream as she starred in the movie musical " Grease " with John Travolta.
Wildfire threat keeps California highway closed
The Delta Fire was burning on both sides of Interstate 5, which has made it more hard to control the flames, Underhill said. Crews are now securing the fire along Dog Creek Road. "We just want to thank our families for allowing us to go", he said.
Shaw 'awake and alert' after collision say FA
"Harry falls in that category in which we have several players where we have to watch how much they play", he said. After the break, Luke Shaw departed the pitch on a stretcher after a awful collision with Dani Carvajal .
Meek Mill to join Eagles owner in suite for season opener
Stadium officials announced a new kickoff time of 8:55 p.m., more than 30 minutes after the game was originally scheduled. Jones accounted for 180 of Atlanta's 299 yards, and the team converted just one of five red zone attempts on the night.
Spain coach imposes cell phone ban on players
And it will also be Luis Enrique's managerial debut for the 2010 World Cup winners after taking over from Julen Lopetegui. Spain got crashed out of the World Cup after being defeated in penalties against hosts Russian Federation .