>> Typhoon Mangkhut killed several people as it slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday. 125 MPH winds and heavy rainfall means it hit land with the power of a Category 5 hurricane, stronger than Hurricane Florence pounding the United States. Storm surges of up to 20 feet are expected in coastal areas.
Tens of thousands are evacuated. Reuters' Neil Jerome Morales has been covering the storm from northern Luzon.>> While the center of Typhoon Mangkhut is no longer on land, it continues to pound the northern Philippines with heavy rains and strong winds. This has caused flooding in several rice producing provinces in the Philippines.
This has disrupted power supply, even in the capital and destroyed homes that are made of light materials.>> The military has been put on standby to fill gaps from rescue services. The capital Manila is also under threat. Mangkhut's intensity is a reminder of 2013's super typhoon Haiyan. That storm killed 6000 people when it hit the country.
Now Mangkhut is tracking west, towards Hong Kong and Vietnam. Hong Kong's government is warning residents to prepare for the worst.