Philippines: 10 million people in the path of Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut to intensify into deadly Cat 5 storm, mammoth rains likely

Classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, Mangkhut accelerated while slightly weakening to maximum winds of 240 kilometers per hour compared with 250 kilometers per hour earlier on Thursday.

It can affect as many as 31.4 million people in the region, according to the United Nation's Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.

Mangkhut, locally known as super typhoon Ompong, has already passed the US territory of Guam, where it caused widespread flooding and power outages.

"What's happening now is pre-emptive evacuation in certain areas", said Manuel Mamba, governor of the northeastern province of Cagayan, where schools and offices were closed and police, military and coastguard told to be ready.

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As per the state weather bureau, Mangkhut is likely to threaten Northern Luzon and is expected to cross the Cagayan-Batanes area by Saturday and still remain as a typhoon. Mangkhut is forecast to move in the general direction of the Phillippine island of Luzon on Thursday and Friday, entering the South China Sea on Saturday. According to HKO, the storm is expected to skirt around 100 to 200 kilometers (62 to 124 miles) south of Hong Kong on Wednesday afternoon, bringing strong winds and rain.

"As Mangkhut has a large circulation with intense winds, it will pose considerable threat to the coast of Guangdong", according to the Hong Kong Observatory. "This is more complicated because of possible storm surges", Mamba said on September 12.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is now located 607miles east of Manila in the Philippines and is moving westward at a speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

The typhoon is approaching at the start of the rice and corn harvesting season in Cagayan, a major agricultural producer, and farmers were scrambling to save what they could of their crops, Mamba said.

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Duterte issued the order during the command conference with weather, disaster, and other government officials at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) operations center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The Philippines has been trying to cope with rice shortages.

In Hong Kong preparations are already under way for the storm, although it is not expected to hit until Sunday.

The country's deadliest on record is Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,350 people dead or missing across the central Philippines in November 2013.

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