This CNA handout picture taken and released on September 14, 2018 shows a man running as huge waves crash into the coast at Taitung county, eastern Taiwan, as Super Typhoon Mangkhut approaches the southern sea of Taiwan.
Taiwan’s central weather bureau predicted that Mangkhut would be nearest to the island on September 15, bringing heavy rains to its southern and eastern parts although it was unlikely to make a direct hit.
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall early Saturday in the northern Philippines, blasting ashore with strong winds and heavy rain, said the state weather service.
The storm landed at Baggao around 1:40 am (1740 Friday GMT) with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour, said weather service PAGASA.