Super Typhoon Megi Just Made Landfall
Super Typhoon Megi Made Landfall at Noon in the Philippines
The Super Typhoon Megi locally known as Typhoon Juan has just made a landfall at noon in the Philippines, Oct 18, 2010 Monday Philippine time near Siera Madre in Luzon Northern Philippines. This Typhoon is Super strong with a gust winds of up to 260 kph ( 162 mph ).
The center is near Cagayan and Isabela but there are many towns that are affected by this very strong typhoon. It is forecast to move West Southwest at 19 kph. Typhoon Megi is the strongest typhoon that hits the Philippines this year.
There are heavy rains and landslides have been reported in Apayao province. It has 225 kph sustained wind near the center and gusts of 260 kph.
This is the strongest storm worldwide and the strongest in the the Pacific since typhoon Flo in the 1990s. The northern Philippine will be very much affected with this typhoon especially the agricultural products like rice. The houses that are small and made up of bamboos and roof made of leaves will just fly.
It was a signal no. 4 and yet intensifies as it reaches landfall. It is said to uproot trees and damage communication lines and electricity and damage crops as well. So let's see the result after this typhoon passes.
The sources of this article are Yahoo news and Reuter.