Mega Typhoon Rips Philippines

Mega Typhoon Rips Philippines

Isabela : Philippines | Oct 18, 2010 at 1:20 AM PDT
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Megi packing 146 mph winds, 46 foot waves Furious 140 mph "Super Typhoon" Megi has slammed into the Philippines as thousands of residents huddle in shelters and steel for massive flooding and landslides, and damage to crops, homes and power lines. Forecasters warned that waves off the east coast of the beleaguered island nation could hit 46 feet. One man, a candidate in a local election, was already reported missing in a fast-moving river. Farmers had been urged to harvest as many crops as possible ahead of the storm, which is striking in a major rice production territory. Some 1,000 Filipinos died in a typhoon four years ago, and Megi is believed to be nearly as strong a storm. Thousands of troops were standing by with emergency supplies. "This is like preparing for war," the head of the emergency response team told AP.

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Mega Typhoon Rips Philippines
Filipino rescuers pull up a flooding "victim" in a mock emergency response demonstration last month
Jay-ar Mendoza is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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      World News
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      Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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      Sydney Morning Herald
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      Voice of America
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      United Press International
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