Typhoon Mangkhut Makes Landfall On The Philippines

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Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall Saturday morning, causing flooding and landslides across the Philippines' northern island.

At least 16 people have reportedly died in the country so far, although that number is expected to rise. Thousands of people evacuated their homes ahead of the storm's arrival. 

Mangkhut is reportedly the strongest storm of the season so far, with wind speeds reaching up to 165 miles per hour upon landfall.

Even so, a Philippines official told CNN the storm hasn't been as bad as the government initially feared.

As of Saturday evening, the storm had passed over the Philippines and was headed for southern China.

This video includes additional material from Newsy affiliate CNN.