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Published On: Thu, Oct 14th, 2010

Tropical storm Megi headed toward the Philippines

This is according to the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The storm formed approximately 2,160 kilometers east of Manila.

The storm is headed to the island of Luzon and is expected to reach the northern island within 5 days.

Tropical storm Megi currently has sustained winds of 93 kilometers per hour which may reach over 220 kilometers per hour by the time it reaches thePhilippines.

According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind scale, that would make Megi a Category 4 storm.

Megi is the name of a catfish in South Korea and is related to the feeling of getting wet, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, which lists names assigned to storms in the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea.

http://www.examiner.com/phillippines-headlines-in-national/tropical-storm-megi-headed-toward-the-philippines

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