China's southern coast was battered by heavy rain and wind as Typhoon #Mangkhut barreled forth on Sept. 16, regaining some strength after hitting the #Philippines a day prior and leaving more than two dozen people dead. The storm side-swiped the semiautonomous region of Hong Kong en route to China’s Guangdong province, where it made landfall late on Sunday with winds still roaring at 100 miles per hour. The biggest storm of the year was downgraded from a “super” to a “severe” typhoon, but is still considered a “high threat,” and Hong Kong maintained its highest storm warning of Level 10 through Sunday afternoon as winds of up to 117 mph rattled the city’s skyline. Thirty-four people were reported injured with no declared fatalities as of noon local time. A day earlier, the toll was far worse: Mangkhut tore across the Cagayan Valley of the Philippines’ Luzon island, a storm-prone agricultural region that produces mostly rice and corn, with winds and rain equivalent to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. While the impact took some edge off the storm, Mangkhut mustered more strength as it churned across the South China Sea. An estimated 270,000 people were affected by the storm in the Philippines, with 150,000 people displaced, according to government statistics. Read more on TIME.com.