Destructive super typhoon MAYSAK near Yap on course for Philippines

The island of Chuuk has been heavily damaged by super typhoon MAYSAK which will reach Yap in about 12 hours. On Chuuk, many houses and roofs were blown away, and trees and telephone poles on the main road were blown down by winds reaching 160 km per hour.

The storm may reach the Philippines in about 4 days. Storm alerts have been posted for Sorsogon, Oras, San Jose, Manila, Daet, Santiago and Mamburao.

Travellers should monitor local weather reports where available.