Super Typhoon Mangkhut lands on south China coast

Typhoon pounds southern China after battering Hong Kong

Almost half a million people were evacuated from seven cities in Guangdong province, the gambling enclave of Macau closed down casinos for the first time and the Hong Kong Observatory told people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour, where storm surges battered the waterfront reinforced with sandbags.

Super typhoon Mangkhut, with hurricane-force winds well over 200 kilometres per hour (124 miles/h), had barrelled past the northern tip of the Philippines, killing at least 50 people.

More than 2.52 million people have been relocated, and over 48,000 fishing boats called back to port in the province as of 6 p.m. on Sunday.

In Hong Kong, more than a hundred people were injured and the global airport was closed for several hours.

"Southern regions including the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan will be hit by gales and storms on Sunday and Monday", the National Meteorological Center told China's official Xinhua news agency.

Around 900 flights were cancelled yesterday, leaving passengers stranded at the airport. High-speed-rail services were suspended in Guangdong and Hainan provinces. However, there were no reported deaths in Hong Kong, a city well prepared for tropical cyclones.

The death toll in the Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled with fierce winds and rain, rose to 65 overnight as rescuers pulled more bodies from a huge landslide in the mountain town of Itogon.

The area was one of the most affected by floods from Typhoon Hato, which left 10 people dead past year.

A giant wave strikes the coast during Typhoon Mangkhut, Hong Kong, Sept. 16, 2018, in this still image obtained from a social media video.

U.S. Calls Urgent Security Council Meeting To Discuss North Korea Sanctions
Security Council will meet on Monday over the implementation of sanctions on North Korea at the request of Washington. Moon's officials also asked top South Korean business leaders to join his Pyongyang trip.

Hurricane Florence's weakened category won't make it any less unsafe
Massive power outages were reported , and downtown streets had fallen trees, broken storefront windows and damaged street signs. Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was virtually deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic.

IOS 12 Release Date: Sept. 17; macOS Mojave Release Date: Sept
After you've tried it, you may not feel like upgrading. "And keeping using them is the best thing for the planet". Once you download an app while it is in the offer, you won't be charged anything when you download it later.

Fifteen people were injured in the nearby gambling enclave of Macau, which closed casinos for the first time.

Images have revealed collapsed building scaffolding and trees bending in the strong winds across Guangdong province. In China, all flights at Guangzhou International Airport were canceled from midday Sunday through Monday morning.

The government and casinos took extra measures ahead of the storm, determined to avoid a repeat of Typhoon Hato which battered Macau a year ago, killing 12 people and drawing accusations the city was ill-prepared.

In Macau's inner harbor district yesterday, the water level reached 1.5m and was expected to rise further. Authorities and residents say they had learned from that experience, and that residents were quicker and more willing to evacuate to shelters.

"I thought my child wouldn't survive because cars could not move outside", said this woman in the Philippines. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab.

A police officer said rescuers couldn't access the area on Saturday because the ground was unstable. About 87, 000 people were evacuated.

Still, the Philippines appeared to have been spared the high number of casualties many had feared.

The Philippines said on Monday a total of 250,730 tons of paddy rice has been lost due to the strong typhoon that hit the northern provinces over the weekend, according to initial estimates.

As of Saturday, the storm had caused 51 landslides in the Philippines' north. Search crews are looking for people reported missing in the mountainous Cordillera region, Political Affairs Secretary Francis Tolentino said.

Related:

  • Arsenal coast to win at Newcastle United

    Arsenal coast to win at Newcastle United

    Assessing the former Sampdoria player's performance and the team overall Emery said: "I want to give every player confidence". Emery also praised Lucas Torreira for giving his team the "balance" it needed after coming on as a half-time substitute.
    Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

    Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

    The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on his nomination this week, as top Republicans look to advance it to the Senate floor. It had been a previously scheduled follow-up to an initial visit that Kavanaugh made to her office in August.
    Canelo Alvarez reacts to ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten record

    Canelo Alvarez reacts to ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten record

    The fight in Las Vegas came almost a year to the day since a split-decision draw left the Kazakh boxer stunned. Tonight, Canelo was handed a majority decision victory in a fight that he again did not win.
  • In the US  there were the first victims of the hurricane

    In the US there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

    Cooper cited a National Weather Service forecast that said almost the entire state could be covered in several feet of water. Coast Guard helicopters were taking off across the street to rescue stranded people from rooftops and swamped cars.
    Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

    Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

    His administration is also seeking to boost methane emissions and roll back California's strict vehicle emissions standards. "This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond", said Governor Brown.

    Monica Lewinsky Thanks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford for Coming Forward

    Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) expressed concerns that a letter outlining the allegation that Sen. Shortly after the WaPo report went public, Democratic Senators called for the vote on Kavanaugh to be delayed.
  • Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines

    Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines

    In the city's inner harbor district, the water level reached 1.5 meters (5 feet) on Sunday and was expected to rise further. At the moment, Mangkhut is positioned 62 miles west of Hong Kong, but high winds are still able to make a full impact.
    White House to Replace FEMA's Brock Long Amid Hurricane Florence

    White House to Replace FEMA's Brock Long Amid Hurricane Florence

    He said Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "is confident in the leadership at FEMA and their proven disaster management ability", he said. The vehicle program "ran for me the same way it's run for anybody else", he said.
    Forecasters downgrade ‘risk to life’ threat of Storm Helene

    Forecasters downgrade ‘risk to life’ threat of Storm Helene

    Temperatures will perhaps get up to 25-26c in the southeast, with other parts into the low-twenties. However, the storm is expected to move quickly through the country clearing overnight on Monday.
  • Duke Energy shutting down Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

    Duke Energy shutting down Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

    Bobby Brown, 50, with his granddaughter Lyric, 1, during a power outage in Florence, South Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018. Hurricane Florence was about 485 miles southeast of Wilmington, N.C., with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
    Cannabis stocks have whiff of 2006

    Cannabis stocks have whiff of 2006

    Launched on June 1, 2016, Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz and is now in Vancouver , Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. And if asked about past drug use, travellers are advised not to lie.
    Cristiano Ronaldo opens account at Juventus, then adds another

    Cristiano Ronaldo opens account at Juventus, then adds another

    The first half ended goalless, but in the second half, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for Juventus in the 50th minute. Juventus, seeking a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, are the only team still with a flawless record.

Comments

Latest news

Unexpected First Look at Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker
Ready for a rather mesmerizing first look at Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker movie? For, uh, certain variations of cute. It has been reported that the film will be inspired by Scorsese's The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver .

Referee's Description of the Clay Matthews Roughing Penalty Makes No Sense
The penalty negated an interception by Jaire Alexander with 1:45 left that would have allowed the Packers to run out the clock. The Vikings' defense pulled through on the ensuing dirve, holding Green Bay to a field goal with 2:04 left in regulation.

Browns Zane Gonzalez misses four kicks in heartbreaking loss to Saints
Brees finished 28 of 35 for 243 yards and two touchdowns, while Taylor completed 22 of 30 for 246 yards and a touchdown. Cleveland took a 3-0 lead on a 39-yard field goal by Gonzales with 8:29 to go in the first quarter.

Giants' Odell Beckham focused on improving
The Giants and Cowboys enter Sunday night's matchup tied for last place in the NFC East after losses last week. Last week in Carolina, the Cowboys were down 16-0 before finally getting on the board late in the 4th quarter.

No evidence MA gas blasts were intentional, investigator says
Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of MA called for a congressional hearings on the explosions and fires. All affected homes and buildings have been cleared of gas, Governor Charlie Baker said.

U.S. confirms further Palestinian aid cut
Israel accuses Hamas, the movement that runs the Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests to carry out attacks or infiltrations. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in a tweet shortly after Fuld's death was announced.

Browns to release Josh Gordon
The news of his release was announced Saturday evening, prior to Sunday's matchup against the New Orleans Saints . It turned out to be Gordon's final game with the Browns, who are expected to start Callaway in his place Sunday.

Hurricane Florence's First Victims Are a Mother & Infant
Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous agreed, telling Muir, "I see a biblical proportion flood event that's going to occur". In Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack while paramedics raced to find a way through fallen debris to reach her home.

F1: Hamilton Storms To Pole In Singapore GP Beating Verstappen
The result was a fourth win in five races for Hamilton, arguably all of which Vettel could and perhaps should have won himself. He said: "We tried to be aggressive in the beginning, and it didn't work out". "It's not what we wanted today to get third".

Hurricane Florence, 2 pm Friday: New Bern pummeled
Hurricane Florence has caused some damage to Wilmington International Airport, said Gary Broughton, the airport's deputy director. People are stranded on their roofs, with about 200 residents in New Bern having to be rescued so far as the storm roared ashore.

Ronaldo off the mark with a brace, Costa dismissed for spitting
Cristiano Ronaldo's wait for his first Juventus goal ended on Sunday with the Portuguese netting a brace in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo .

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: Syria state media
A UK-based war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the missiles hit a weapons depot outside the airport. In a shaky video, a small, bright explosion is seen in the night sky, with city lights in the distance.

Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming
It will continue to move northward over cooler waters and gradually weaken over the weekend. At this time no tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados.

Brawn reveals Liberty’s 2021 concept vehicle
Formula 1 has revealed images of its 2021 vehicle concepts that are now in development with the aim of producing closer racing. Brawn is also hoping that the concepts will encourage teams to stay in F1 while also inspiring new teams to join the sport.

Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event
The first variable is how often men and women actually commit these violations, rather than how often they get called on them. So, when Naomi stood there serving for it, everyone thought, 'she is going to crack here and Serena is coming back for sure'.

Other news