October 17th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Storm could hit Philippines near super-typhoon strength

Emergency crews were on standby Sunday as the Philippines braced for a typhoon that could trigger flooding and landslides.

Typhoon Megi, also known as Typhoon Juan, is expected to make landfall midday Monday at or near super-typhoon strength, with winds possibly in excess of 200 kph (124 mph), according to Mario Montejo, secretary of the Philippines' science and technology.

On Sunday, Megi carried sustained winds of about 269 kph as it headed toward the Philippines, CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera said.

"This is a monster storm," Cabrera said. "It continues to show signs of intensification."

As of 4 p.m. (4 a.m. ET) Sunday, the typhoon was about 390 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, according to the state-run Philippines News Agency. It was moving west at about 22 kph.

Montejo said the government is alarmed by the speed and strength of the typhoon. He warned of potentially devastating effects the storm may wreak on the northern island of Luzon.

Residents in low-lying and coastal areas are advised to head for safer locations, and authorities are discussing the possibility of forced evacuations.

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  1. arty

    Lord , please save the Ladyboy District. Thank you.

    October 17, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Lisababy

    How touching

    October 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. okay

    Oh great..another country we will waste millions on helping !

    October 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mojomomma

    Yea are the millions all yours or r u whining like a baby and collecting welfare and not putting in a penny? Naptime for all u little babies who really wont be out of pocket at all be glad you live in a compassionate country that can and does help others perhaps you should read if you can read some of our exstesive history with a naton of peaceful people who actually were a colony of the US years ago go to a LIBRARY you know the place with all the BOOKS and check it out you might actually learn something!

    October 17, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. okay

    @mojomomma..with a name like that i'm sure the one collecting the welfare for you and your 8 kids mojomomma=octomom..And for your information missy i have paid my taxes every year of my working life(27 years)..and i also served my country for 15 of those years while earning my 2 degrees(criminal justice)(economics)..so before you decide to be a rude fu(king (unt,u should learn more about the people u try to insult..your judgemental ways show your true ignorance...a peaceful nation ? Are you fu(king that dam ignorant ? Maybe you need to renew YOUR library card ! Or maybe your just one of those blind liberals who turn there head and believe this country is all hugs and flowers ! Go smoke some more dope,YOU DOPE !

    October 18, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. okay

    For your information there are also many Al-Queda cells in the Philippines ! So lets send aid to a country that harbors terroists !That sounds like a good idea ! Oh wait, we did that with Pakistan also.Thanks for helping kill our troops and fund terrorist groups liberals.You obviously need to pick up a paper more often and stay up on your current events ! Peaceful country ? LMAO ! What an idiot !

    October 18, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. okay

    Also..either learn to spell or use spellcheck..hooked on phonics might do you some good ! ROTFLMAO ! Take your 10th grade education and put to good use at McDonalds !

    October 18, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. okay

    Ooohh..so now Obama Bin-Laden oops I mean Osama is in Northern PAKISTAN ! Sure am glad we gave Pakistan all that money in aid ! Crazy how that works..huh ? Thanks liberal America This just goes to show you how ignorant you truly are !

    October 18, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. okay

    .

    October 18, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. phil

    Okay? So we should stop all hunanitarian aid to south-central LA?

    October 18, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. okay

    Phil..how does south centralL.A. have anything to do with humantarian aid funding terroists groups overseas ? Just wondering , I would like to comment but first i need to understand the relevance !

    October 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. typhoon dodong

    well i am hoping that pag-asa will gonna give right and accurate information about their forecast.
    http://www.typhoonphilippines.com

    July 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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