Philippines braces for super typhoon

usagiThe Philippines and Taiwan are braced for Typhoon Usagi (local name: Odette) , which meteorologists say could become the most powerful typhoon of 2013.

The typhoon was 560 kilometers east-southeast of Taiwan and 360 kilometersfrom the northern Philippines on September 20 in teh morning, weather officials said. Both Taiwan and the Philippines have issued alerts and warned boats to exercise caution.

Typhoon Usagi had wind speeds of up to 175 km/h and is is expected to hit China over the weekend.

The latest typhoon warning of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the US Department of Defense said Usagi has reached super typhoon status and is now equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

The Philippines has issued public storm warnings over the Batanes group of islands, the Calayan and Babuyan group of islands, and over Cagayan, Apayao and Ilocos Norte. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under all storm signal warnings are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Coastal areas are also alerted for storm surges.

The typhoon will also continue to enhance the southwest monsoon bringing moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas.



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The Philippines and Taiwan are braced for Typhoon Usagi (local name: Odette) , which meteorologists say could become the most powerful typhoon of 2013. The typhoon was 560 kilometers east-southeast of Taiwan and 360 kilometersfrom the northern Philippines on September 20 in teh morning, weather officials said. Both Taiwan and the Philippines have issued alerts and warned boats to exercise caution. Typhoon Usagi had wind speeds of up to 175 km/h and is is expected to hit China over the weekend. The latest typhoon warning of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the US Department of Defense said Usagi has...

usagiThe Philippines and Taiwan are braced for Typhoon Usagi (local name: Odette) , which meteorologists say could become the most powerful typhoon of 2013.

The typhoon was 560 kilometers east-southeast of Taiwan and 360 kilometersfrom the northern Philippines on September 20 in teh morning, weather officials said. Both Taiwan and the Philippines have issued alerts and warned boats to exercise caution.

Typhoon Usagi had wind speeds of up to 175 km/h and is is expected to hit China over the weekend.

The latest typhoon warning of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the US Department of Defense said Usagi has reached super typhoon status and is now equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

The Philippines has issued public storm warnings over the Batanes group of islands, the Calayan and Babuyan group of islands, and over Cagayan, Apayao and Ilocos Norte. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under all storm signal warnings are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Coastal areas are also alerted for storm surges.

The typhoon will also continue to enhance the southwest monsoon bringing moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas.



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