Super Typhoon Megi
October 18, 2010 by staff
Super Typhoon Megi, Megi “super typhoon” hit the northern Philippines on Monday and caused landfall in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan. So far there are records of a person being killed and thousands of other premises have been evacuated from the northern island of Luzon.
Megi could be the strongest storm of the Philippines in 2010. Government agencies Megi called a “super typhoon”. The winds are very strong, reaching more than 225 kmh (140 mph).
In the mountains there are landslides, tidal waves, storms and large waves on the coast. The person who was found dead lived in the northern part of Tuguegarao and what the records show, he drowned while fishing. According to forecasts the storm is not over and is expected to continue with the heavy rains in the northern Philippines before heading to southern China on Tuesday.
Television pictures show local and tin roofs swept away by strong winds from Typhoon Megi in Isabela, while schools in Luzon are already closing. Emergency services are on high alert and overwhelmed because this is the largest and strongest storm in the Philippines in the four years.
The last major storm was in 2006 when the storm hit with powerful winds of 155 km / h villages and caused landslides, buried and killed about 1,000 people.
Source: http://www.providingnews.com/super-typhoon-megi-hits-northern-philippines-one-dead-and-thousands-evacuated.html # ixzz12cnIU6z7
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