October 18th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

2 dead as Typhoon Megi strikes the Philippines

With memories of last year's killer typhoons still fresh, Philippines officials urged residents of northern provinces to be extra vigilant as powerful Typhoon Megi roared across the island chain Monday, ripping off roofs and cutting off electricity.

So far, two people have died in what has been billed as the strongest storm of the year, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Emergency workers pulled the body of Vicente Decena, 53, from a bloated river; a tree fell on the house of Aileen Respicio, 20, killing her and injuring her child. Five others were injured elsewhere, the disaster council reported.

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  1. Kamal

    My heart goes out to those that loss their love one.All my friends,pls vacate the area where typhoon is been detected.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gene

    Your teaser says cyclones sweep the Atlantic ocean. Hmm, shouldn't that be Pacific ocean?

    October 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. k

    so we lost one current and one former l.b.f.m. Plenty left, all varieties, dime a dozen. They look, sound, and act like monkeys!

    October 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. oliver peale

    Dear CNN:
    Gene is right! Only hurricanes happen in the North Atlantic. Cyclones occur only south of the equator.

    October 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |