SuperTyphoon Chedeng (Songda) gains strength, move towards Japan

SuperTyphoon Chedeng (Songda) gains strength, move towards Japan

Super Typhoon Songda swirled off the coast of Luzon, at the northern end of the Philippine Islands, on the afternoon of May 27, 2011. Peak winds were around 240 kilometers (150 miles) per hour at 06:00 Universal Time (2 p.m. local time), according to the Joint

Typhoon Chedeng (Songda) approaches Philippines

Typhoon Chedeng (Songda) approaches Philippines

Typhoon Songda was expected to slam into the remote and mountainous northeast of Luzon on Friday, although it could change course and head towards more populated areas near the capital of Manila, forecasters said.Forecasters said the typhoon, with sustained winds