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Asia braced for Typhoon Usagi

The Philippines and Taiwan are braced for Typhoon Usagi, which meteorologists say could become the most powerful typhoon of 2013.

The Philippines and Taiwan are braced for Typhoon Usagi, which meteorologists say could become the most powerful typhoon of 2013.

Pagasa, the Philippine government's weather agency, said the typhoon had wind speeds of up to 175 km/h (110 mph) and gained strength early on Friday.

Both Taiwan and the Philippines have issued alerts and warned boats to exercise caution.

Tim Allman reports.

  • 21 Sep
  • From the section Asia