posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:38 AM
(CNN) -- Days after one storm left hundreds dead and most of Manila under water, the Philippines was bracing itself Thursday for the impact of a super
typhoon gathering pace in the western Pacific.
Typhoon Parma is expected to bring heavy rainfall and major property damage to the Philippines on Saturday, according to meteorologists.
The storm was upgraded to a super typhoon Thursday as it churned towards the island nation with winds of 240 kph (150 mph). The storm was about 600
miles (965 km) southeast of Manila, the Philippines' capital on Thursday afternoon.
The five-day tracking map shows the storm south of Taiwan on Monday.
Parma comes on the heels of Typhoon Ketsana, which left at least 246 people dead as it passed over the Philippines over the weekend. An additional 38
were still missing, the National Disaster Coordinating Council said.......
[edit on 1-10-2009 by liveandletlive]