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Typhoon Megi in the Philippines

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

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Typhoon, Floods
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Description of the event

Typhoon Megi (locally named Juan) made landfall as a category 5 typhoon in the mountain range of sierra Madre, Isabella Province, Cagayan region (Region II) at 11:25 am on 18 October 2010. At least 10 people have been killed in the Philippines by the typhoon which hit the north of the country. Communication channels have been cut and access prevented due to stormy weather and roads blocked by small landslides.

Typhoon Megi weakened after landfall and made a West-South-West path across northern Luzon Island at 19km per hour.

Typhoon Megi in the Philippines

Source: FORMOSAT - 2, SPOT-4
Acquired: 26/10/2010

Copyright: NSPO, SPOT Image 2010, METI & NASA 2009 - Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT