Typhoon Megi Bearing Down on China

On October 21, 2010, Typhoon Megi continued raging over the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that Megi had maximum sustained winds of 100 knots (185 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 125 knots (230 kilometers per hour). The Category 3 storm was located roughly 245 nautical miles (450 kilometers) east-southeast of Hong Kong, and was expected to make landfall on mainland China, between Hong Kong and Taiwan, within days.