The mangosteen was labeled by weathermen as the most powerful typhoon so far this year. After landing on Luzon, Philippines, before dawn today, strong winds broke doors and windows, scattered debris and broken wires.
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The mangosteen center has an instantaneous wind speed of 255 kilometers per hour and a maximum sustained wind speed of 205 kilometers per hour, crossing the disaster-prone Philippine Islands westward and heading for the South China Sea.
Chris Perez, a forecaster at the Philippine National Meteorological Center, warned about 4 million people on the track of the typhoon after the bamboo landed at 1:40 a.m. local time that it should stay indoors as far as possible.
Residents of Irokos Province in the Philippines reinforced their houses to prepare for typhoon mangosteen on September 13, local time.
Authorities have previously issued warnings against possible waves of 3 to 6 meters high and evacuated tens of thousands of residents along the coast. Mangosteen is expected to trigger floods, landslides and massive property losses.
No reports of damage or casualties have been reported immediately.
The highest wind speed of mangosteen is stronger than that of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. Florence is currently losing more than 630,000 homes and stores in the United States, and is expected to have eight months of rain in North and South Carolina in two to three days. The power of Florence has weakened and downgraded.