Super Typhoon Hagupit Hits Eastern Philippines as 600,000 Flee

December 6, 2014 2:34 PM

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Super Typhoon Hagupit began to lash the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain Saturday, knocking down trees and causing power outages as more than 600,000 coastal residents fled to safety.

The vast storm system packed winds gusting up to 130 mph as it made landfall in a region still recovering from last year's Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 people dead or missing.

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