Super Typhoon Megi Gradually Approaching ChinaOctober 19th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Manila, Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Super typhoon Megi which has already managed to wreck a havoc in parts of Philippines is gradually proceeding towards China, forecasters have confirmed. After triggering torrential rains in the Filipino capital of Manila with a sustained wind speed of 140 miles per hour, super typhoon Megi made its way across the sea. The northern Luzon province was one of the regions worst affected by the typhoon with large number of people being evacuated to minimize the loss of property and lives as much as possible.
Despite the fact that super typhoon Megi lost considerable force as it lashed the mountains in the northern island of Luzon, weather officials have predicted that the typhoon is likely to regain its strength once it approaches China. Fearing that the adverse weather conditions might cause huge damage to life and property, Chinese authorities are reported to have already evacuated as many as 140,000 people from the coastal areas of the country. On Monday, the National Meteorological Center has made an appeal to the local governments to take all the necessary steps in case if the weather conditions turn out to extreme.
Since super typhoon Megi made landfall in extensive parts of Philippines, at least 11 people are reported to have lost their lives while the heavy winds uprooted trees, blew away roofs of homes and disrupted power lines. In the meanwhile, weather officials have predicted that after striking parts of China, super typhoon Megi, which is locally known as Juan, would eventually shift towards Vietnam which is already reeling under the onslaught of widespread flooding.
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