Minimize Typhoon Utor

This MetOp-B image, acquired by the AVHRR instrument on 13 August 2013, shows Typhoon Utor in the South China Sea.

At the time of this image, the storm was moving towards China and is expected to make landfall on the afternoon of 14 August, but it has already caused damage to the Philippines.

Classified as a super typhoon, Utor struck the Philippines on 12 August and has caused at least four deaths and resulted in torrential rains, mudslides and damage to buildings and infrastructure from strong winds which were measured at 150km/h (93 mph) at their peak.

Thousands of people have been left homeless in the wake of the typhoon and it has been described as the worst storm to strike the Philippines this year.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2013