Typhoon Megi (2010)

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Typhoon Megi near landfall in Philippines

Typhoon Megi (called Juan in the Philippines) was a strong tropical cyclone in the western Pacific Ocean. It was one of the most intense tropical cyclones ever. The storm started on October 13, 2010. It became a typhoon the following day.

The storm first touched land on Luzon on October 18. Thirty-one people died. Damage was over $255 million (2010 USD).

The storm also affected Taiwan and southeastern China. Overall damage was $709 million. Almost 70 people were killed.

Megi had winds sustained at 185 mph.