Reference to the news network reported on September 15 British media, super typhoon mangosteen is approaching the Philippines and China. A typhoon with a maximum sustained wind speed of 240 kilometers per hour near the center could be the strongest landfall for the two countries this year.
According to the BBC website reported on September 14, it is estimated that the mangosteen will land in the early morning of September 15 in northern Luzon Island, the Philippines, after which it will continue to move northwest, and is expected to reach the southern coast of China on the 16th.
Reported that at least 10 million people are covered by the mangosteen path, the Philippines has evacuated thousands of people in advance, Chinas Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao and other places have also issued a typhoon warning, asking people to strengthen the prevention.
Reported that as of 8:00 a.m. on the 14th, mangosteen center has reached 610 kilometers east of Manila, Philippines, the wind speed reached 234 kilometers per hour, according to the Safir-Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHWS), equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane.
BBC correspondent in Arparri, Luzon, reported that local farmers were harvesting rice all day and night. They say that although the rice is not yet ripe, they must try to save as much food as possible before the storm. Others even tied rocks to the roof to prevent the roof from being lifted.
Reported that Philippines will encounter nearly 20 typhoons each year. Local meteorologists said that mangosteen is the strongest typhoon this year, with a diameter of 900 km, sustained wind speed of 209 km per hour.
Reported that the Philippines had suffered the strongest typhoon landed in the central part of the country in 2013, petrels, which caused nearly 7,000 deaths and millions of people affected.
The report also said that mangosteen had swept across the northern Mariana Islands and Guam at 255 kilometers an hour earlier this week, and video uploaded to social media showed that coconut trees were almost uprooted in strong winds. President Trump has declared a state of emergency in the Northern Mariana Islands.
The wind may weaken after landing in Philippines.
Several meteorological departments, such as the Hong Kong Observatory of China and the Japan Meteorological Agency, have predicted that the route of the mangosteen will deviate southward from previous forecasts, which means that it may be heading for the Philippine island of Luzon rather than brushing it over.
Xu Yuan, associate professor of geography and resource management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the typhoon needed warm seas to continuously provide heat. If mangosteen could land in the mountains of the northern Philippines, the wind would be weakened thereafter.
Nevertheless, many places in China, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau remain in close combat.
The Hongkong Observatory issued a warning on the 13 day, calling on the public to take appropriate defensive measures. The Observatory said that although the path of mangosteen is still variable, due to its wide circulation, Hong Kong is expected to have heavy winds and rains on the 16th, the sea will be turbulent.
Macau Meteorological Bureau also issued a special report warning that mangosteen will pose a considerable threat to Macao and the Pearl River Estuary, low-lying areas may appear serious flooding.
Reported that affected by the news of typhoon, a large number of Macau residents shopping ahead of time hoarding, many supermarkets were snapped up food and mineral water. The same is true in Hong Kong, where the South China Morning Post reports that vegetable and fruit prices have nearly tripled at a market in Deepwater Point.
The main damage caused by typhoons is power facilities. At this point, Hong Kong is slightly better, because many cables are buried underground and buildings are dense. Xu Yuan said.
Why is mangosteen?
Reported that since 2000, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has decided to adopt a unified nomenclature for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea.
Reported that China, North Korea, Japan, Vietnam and other 14 countries and regions each provided 10 typhoon names, and eventually formed a nomenclature including 140 typhoon names. Since then, the name of typhoon has been recycled according to the table.
The word mangosteen, originally meant as a fruit, was first used as a name for the storm in 2013, replacing typhoon Durian, which was decommissioned in 2006 because of its extensive damage to Southeast Asian countries.
Data shows: in September 13th, a man used a rope to reinforce the roof in Kant City, Philippines. Xinhua News Agency / France New
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