Supertyphoon Mangkhut hits Guam and Northern Marianas

The governors of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are calling on President Donald Trump to a declare a state of emergency to free up disaster funds, after Supertyphoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc in the U.S. Western Pacific territories overnight.

Supertyphoon Mangkhut, which caused blackouts and damaged buildings, had speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

A Filipino from Guam shared his worries and concerns.

Weather officials said Mangkhut gained strength on Tuesday, and is heading towards the northern part of the Philippines — a day before its expected entry into the Philippine area of responsibility.

It now has maximum winds of 114 miles per hour.

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