Super typhoon Chanthu makes landfall in the Philippines causing widespread power outages, damaging many homes

The Philippine National Disaster Agency said on September 12 that about 11,000 people were affected by the storm, but there were no reports of human or property damage.

With gusts of up to 280 km/h, Typhoon Chanthu was initially Category 5 strong when hitting the northern Batanes islands of the Philippines and then downgraded to Category 3 as it headed towards Taiwan (China).

The storm caused strong winds and heavy rain in the eastern part of the island of Taiwan (China), disrupting traffic and leaving many households without power.

Chinese authorities today issued an orange warning for Typhoon Chanthu, which is expected to make landfall in or through Zhejiang province, in the east of the country, on September 13. The orange warning is the second danger level in China’s four-level storm warning scale.

Typhoon Chanthu hit the northern Philippines just days after Typhoon Conson made landfall in the country, killing 15 people and leaving seven missing. More than 100,000 people are affected in the eastern and central Philippines. On average, the Philippines experiences about 20 typhoons each year.

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