Super Typhoon Usagi, the world’s strongest storm of 2013, hits Southeast Asia Pacific rim and heads for Hong Kong and southern China. The Super Typhoon Usagi is expected to make landfall on Sunday September 22 near Hong Kong, according to storm tracking weather predictions.
Typhoon Usagi’s current wind strength makes it equivalent in power to a Category 5 hurricane. The overall storm system measures more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) across.
“It’s an incredible storm system,” said Pedram Javaheri, a meteorologist for CNN International. As the typhoon moves across the sea, it is estimated to be generating waves as high as some 15 meters (50 feet).
China and Hong Kong state officials reported a “yellow alert” and have issued a typhoon signal as the storm approaches for possible flash floods, landslides and storm surges.