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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Powerful Typhoon Chanthu Makes Landfall in the Philippines

What Happened:

  • On Saturday, the powerful typhoon Chanthu made landfall in northern Philippines bringing heavy rain and life-threatening winds and storm surges.

  • The typhoon is one of the strongest of the year achieving sustained winds of 160 mph before making landfall, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

  • The storm is expected to make landfall in Taiwan later Saturday. Officials are warning residents to prepare for torrential rainfall, powerful winds, life-threatening storm surges, landslides and flash flooding.

  • As of 11 AM, the typhoon has weakened slightly with gusts of up to 155 mph. Taiwan's central weather bureau has downgraded the storm to a medium typhoon.

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