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Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines

More than 4 million people live in areas at most risk from the storm, which the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii categorized as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Typhoon Mangkhut is on course to hit northeastern Cagayan province early …

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Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on millions in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands, is speeding across the Pacific with winds that can gust as high as 255 kilometres (160 miles) per hour. Authorities said some 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm’s path, not including millions more in heavily-populated …

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