Yutu stalls in South China Sea

As of October 31, A strong typhoon blew across the northern Philippines on Tuesday. Typhoon Yutu weakened considerably from its earlier super typhoon status before slamming into the northeastern Isabela province. The storm weakened crossing the Sierra Madre mountain range and then westward through the Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and La Union provinces. Yutu’s sustained winds of 150 km/h were considerably less than the 290 km/h winds registered in the Northern Mariana Island. where it knocked out power, destroyed homes and delayed elections. The typhoon comes just six weeks after Mangkhut caused considerable damage. One of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, the Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons and storms each year.

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