Typhoon Mangkhut

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Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong)
Typhoon (JMA scale)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
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FormedSeptember 7, 2018
DissipatedSeptember 17, 2018
Highest winds10-minute sustained: 205 km/h (125 mph)
1-minute sustained: 285 km/h (180 mph)
Lowest pressure905 hPa (mbar); 26.72 inHg
Damage$944 million
Areas affectedMariana Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Vietnam
Part of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season

Typhoon Mangkhut was a very strong tropical cyclone in the western Pacific Ocean in September 2018. The storm struck the northern Philippines on September 25, 2018, just before 1:40 am Philippine Standard Time. When it hit, it was a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon.

The storm killed many people in the Philippines.

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Mangkhut then headed toward Hong Kong and southern China.[1]

A tornado was reported in Marikina, part of eastern Metro Manila on the night of September 14, 2018. Two people were hurt.[2]

Over 105,000 families left from their homes before the storm hit.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Typhoon Mangkhut Heads for China as Dozens are Killed in the Philippines". The Guardian. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  2. Typhoon Mangkhut (Report). ABS-CBN News. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  3. "Ompong Weakens Anew". Philippine Star. Retrieved September 15, 2018.