August 12th, 2013
03:45 AM ET

1 dead after Typhoon Utor hits Philippines

The world's strongest storm of the year so far plowed across the northern Philippines on Monday, killing at least one person and leaving 20 fishermen missing.

Packing winds as strong as 200 kilometers per hour (124 mph), Typhoon Utor made landfall early Monday on the east coast of the Philippine island of Luzon, damaging hundreds of houses.

"It's the strongest typhoon we've had so far on the planet this year," said CNN International meteorologist Samantha Mohr. "So that gives you some idea of the magnitude of this system."

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  1. chrissy

    "the strongest on the planet, so far this year. So that gives you an idea of the magnitude of this system." HOW would that give us an idea? Its the ONLY typhoon this year isnt it??

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