Super Typhoon Mangkhut Puts Philippines, Hong Kong on Alert – Bloomberg

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Puts Philippines, Hong Kong on Alert – Bloomberg

The storm is forecast by the U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center to pack maximum winds of the equivalent of 173 miles per hour (278 kilometers per hour) — about the take-off speed of an Airbus A320 plane — while gusts are expected to be as strong as 207 miles per hour.

Mangkhut, a Category-5 typhoon, is expected to hit land in either Cagayan or Isabela province in the Philippines between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. local time on Saturday, Chris Perez, a state weather forecaster, said in a televised briefing.

via Super Typhoon Mangkhut Puts Philippines, Hong Kong on Alert – Bloomberg