Super Typhoon Mangkhut to Hit Philippines, Southeast Asia
As the United States prepares for Hurricane Florence, an even bigger ocean storm, Super Typhoon Mangkhut, is set to hit Southeast Asia.
The storm also threatens the Philippines and Hong Kong.
The super typhoon, known as Ompong in the Philippines, has winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour. That is considered a category 5 hurricane in North America, the most severe level.
More than 4 million Filipinos live in areas the storm could affect. Emergency officials say nearly 48,000 houses in high-risk areas are made of light materials and could be damaged by the powerful winds.
Experts say Super Typhoon Mangkhut could cause landslides and flooding across the northern Philippine island of Luzon.
The super typhoon is expected to reach the Philippines Saturday at the start of the harvest season in Luzon. The island is a major agricultural producer and farmers are trying to save what they can of their crops.
Mangkhut already has hit the U.S.-island territory of Guam.
The Pacific Daily News reported the storm flooded streets, brought down trees and cut electrical service. About 80 percent of the island was without power but service restarted by Thursday morning.
Mangkhut is the 15th storm to hit the Philippines and the most powerful to hit Asia this year. Last week, Typhoon Jebi struck Japan killing more than 10 people.
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4.ocean storm 海洋风暴
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6.The super typhoon is expected to reach the Philippines Saturday at the start of the harvest season in Luzon.
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这种超级台风在菲律宾被称为“Ompong”，风速高达每小时250公里 。它被认为是北美最严重的5级飓风 。
400多万菲律宾人生活在可能受风暴影响的地区 。紧急救援官员说，高危地区有近4.8万所房屋是由轻质材料建造的，可能会受到强风的破坏 。
超级台风预计周六在吕宋岛收获季节开始时抵达菲律宾 。该岛屿是一个主要的农业产地，农民正在尽力收割农作物 。
据《太平洋日报》报道，暴风雨淹没了街道，毁坏了树木，切断了电力供应 。岛上约80%的地区出现断电，但是周四一早恢复了供电 。
“山竹”是今年袭击菲律宾的第15场风暴，也是袭击亚洲的最强风暴 。上周，台风“飞燕”袭击了日本，造成10多人死亡 。