AP PHOTOS: Typhoon wreaks havoc on Philippines, south China
Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc on the northern Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens of people dead and forcing millions to evacuate.
The massive storm made landfall on Saturday on the northeastern tip of Luzon island in the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and gusts of 255 kph (158 mph).
It then moved on to Hong Kong and elsewhere in southern China. Chinese state media cited the Guangdong provincial meteorological station as saying that by Sunday evening, more than 2.4 million people had been relocated and nearly 50,000 fishing boats called back to port.
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, a resident cleans up pieces from a tree that was toppled by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut as it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, the northeastern Philippines. (AP PhotoAaron Favila, File)
The gambling enclave of Macau closed casinos for the first time and the Hong Kong Observatory warned people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour landmark, where storm surges battered the sandbag-reinforced waterfront.
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, a satellite image with land graphic borders shows the width and trajectory of Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Typhoon 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. (RAMMB and CIRA via AP, File)
Rescuers assist a mother and her child as they evacuate to safer grounds following landslides that hit Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines due to Typhoon Mangkhut Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The landslides buried dozens of miners and isolated the township. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP PhotoJayjay Landingin)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, people with umbrellas walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut at Nanshan District in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (Mao SiqianXinhua via AP)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, a mother cuddles her child as they seek temporary shelter along a corridor of an evacuation center at the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut which barreled into the northeastern Philippines before dawn in Manila, Philippines. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, residents walk along destroyed stalls at a public market due to strong winds as Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegrao City in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines. (AP PhotoAaron Favila, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, a resident walks beside toppled structures as Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines. (AP PhotoAaron Favila, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, a vehicle negotiates a flooded street in Manila as Typhoon Mangkhut continues to batter the northeastern Philippines before dawn in Manila, Philippines. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez, File)