Mon, October 25, 2010

Typhoon Megi hits southeast China, Philippines

Typhoon Megi leaves path of chaos

Authorities lifted their Typhoon Megi alert on Sunday after wind speeds dropped and it was classified as a tropical depression. Full story

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Typhoons, storms hit China

Areas of the northern Philippines remain on alert Tuesday as Typhoon Megi lingered in the area after devastating parts of the region.

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