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× Monster typhoon ‘Ompong’ targeting more densely populated areas

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines --- Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.


More than 5 million people are at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center categorizes…