Woaah! Not Again… Typhoon Mekkhala Bears Down on the Philippines — As the Pope Visits

With rain coming down on Saturday, Pope Francis offered solace to 150,000 people in Tacloban — the Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. And as he spoke, a new typhoon was taking aim on the Philippines.

You can see it in the satellite image above. If I’m reading it correctly, the forecast track would take the storm a little north of Tacloban. That said, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecasts that the storm will pass closer to the city, at about 12:00 UTC (7 a.m. EST) o

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