TYPHOON Mangkhut is bearing down on the Philippines triggering the evacuations of millions of people and deployment of soldiers. What time will the super typhoon hit the Philippines?
Soldiers have been deployed to aid with preparations for the deadly storm’s arrival, and the International Red Cross have begun stockpiling supplies to help those displaced.
Whilst strong winds and rain may be felt already, Mangkhut is predicted to make landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, September 15 at around 6am UTC (5am BST).
Super Typhoon Mangkhut is drawing closer to the Philippines with severe winds and rain (Image: WUNDERGROUND)
The area most at risk is Cagayan Province, which according to predictions lies directly in the path of the super typhoon.
There are an estimated 5.2million people at risk to the typhoons catastrophic weather conditions, with schools closing and bulldozers in place to deal with any impending landslides.
Junie Cua, governor of Quirino province on the main island of Luzon said: ”The concerns here are landslides and infrastructure being washed away.
"We have made preparations for those eventualities by pre-positioning our relief goods and having our equipment on standby."
Authorities are taking extra precautions to safeguard residents to avoid a similar disaster.