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Typhoon Mangkhut

September 19, 2018

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Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on September 15th, 2018 on the northern coast of Luzon in the Philippines. Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, was one of the strongest storms on record, triggering a number of landslides and widespread damage across the region. After moving across the Philippines, Mangkhut traveled to southeastern China.

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A comparison between May 31st, 2018 and September 18th, 2018 displays the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in the town of Itogon, Philippines.

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