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Philippines Typhoon Megi Makes Landfall [Photos]


Residents brave the strong winds and heavy rains at the onslaught of typhoon Megi (local name "Juan") Monday Oct. 18, 2010 at Cauayan, Isabela province in northeastern Philippines. The strongest cyclone in years to buffet the Philippines knocked out communications and power as residents took shelter Monday. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Super Typhoon Megi touched down in the Philippines Monday, killing at least three people and sending thousands running to safety amid fallen tress and power lines in heavy rain and winds.


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Click here to see the damage Typhoon Megi has caused

Megi is expected to travel next to China and Vietnam. Ch9ina has already started evacuating coastal residents.

The typhoon blasted Palanan Bay in Isabela province with steady winds of 140 miles per hour, sometimes gusting at 162miles per hour. The winds have weakened slightly since crossing mountains in the island of Luzon.

At least six were injured in the region by falling trees, collapsed roof and shattered glass, officials said.

The typhoon has caused massive waves, and there was near zero visibility in the area. the entire Isabela province lost power as a result of the storm.

Megi is the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in four years, government forecasters said.

With The Associated Press

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