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Typhoon Megi: The Strongest in the World

Manila : Philippines | Oct 19, 2010 at 6:45 AM PDT
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Philippines slammed by Super Typhoon Megi

The recent super typhoon that hit the Philippines has been named the strongest typhoon in the world.

According to CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera, super typhoon Juan (international codename Megi) is "the strongest storm on the planet since 2005", and it is also the strongest storm that wreaked havoc in the Pacific Ocean since 1990.

Juan, the 10th storm to enter the Philippine area of responsibility, has shown the highest recorded maximum sustained winds of 225 kph, and with gustiness of 260 kph at 11am yesterday.

Fatalities, landslides, massive floods, power outages and major damages to properties have been reported on the areas severely affected by the super typhoon's wrath.

Residents of Cagayan (the province severely battered by Juan) are no strangers to calamities like this, but they said that Juan's strength is incomparable to the previous storms.

Juan is expected to leave the country at 2pm Wednesday, and is heading towards South China Sea.

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Super Typhoon Megi over the northern Philippines
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