Typhoon Noul Gains Power, Nears Philippines

Typhoon Noul, a formidable storm packing maximum sustained winds of 135 miles per hour, is approaching the northeast portion of Luzon Island in the Philippines. The already powerful storm may be getting even stronger with satellite intensity estimates suggesting the storm is growing in force from Category 4 hurricane intensity closer to the strongest and most catastrophic level, a Category 5
Noul, which is known as Typhoon Dudong in the Philippines, could be considered a super typhoon by the time it begins affecting the Philippines on Sunday local time, which is Saturday night eastern time.