Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a man removes debris blocking a drain on a road at Nanshan District in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province, Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.(Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a man removes debris blocking a drain on a road at Nanshan District in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong Province, Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.(Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP) (AP/Mao Siqian)
Residents and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate to following landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
Residents and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate to following landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin) (AP/Jayjay Landingin)
Residents and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate to following landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
Residents and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate to following landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin) (AP/Jayjay Landingin)
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (AP/Vincent Yu)
Families and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate following landslides which were triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
Families and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate following landslides which were triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin) (AP/Jayjay Landingin)
Families and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate following landslides which were triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
Families and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate following landslides which were triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin) (AP/Jayjay Landingin)
A fallen tree caused by typhoon Mangkhut lies at a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A fallen tree caused by typhoon Mangkhut lies at a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (AP/Vincent Yu)
The Philippine flag flutters inside a camp as police clean fallen trees and debris after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
The Philippine flag flutters inside a camp as police clean fallen trees and debris after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A tent camp of police trainees is damaged by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A tent camp of police trainees is damaged by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A policeman walks through makeshift tent shelters damaged by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A policeman walks through makeshift tent shelters damaged by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Residents rebuild a small roadside eatery after the old one was blown away by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents rebuild a small roadside eatery after the old one was blown away by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Workers transfer sacks of grains from a toppled truck that fell into an area where the road was being repaired in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers transfer sacks of grains from a toppled truck that fell into an area where the road was being repaired in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Residents work to repair a damaged roof due to strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents work to repair a damaged roof due to strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Workers wait inside the terminal of Tuguegarao's airport damaged due to strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers wait inside the terminal of Tuguegarao’s airport damaged due to strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Workers transfer sacks of grain from a toppled truck from strong typhoon winds in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers transfer sacks of grain from a toppled truck from strong typhoon winds in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (AP/Vincent Yu)
Workers carry sacks of grains from a toppled truck in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers carry sacks of grains from a toppled truck in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (AP/Vincent Yu)
Strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut churns waves on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut churns waves on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (AP/Vincent Yu)
A man takes pictures against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A man takes pictures against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (AP/Vincent Yu)
Rescuers move stones at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers move stones at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Residents sit beside bodies that were retrieved earlier from a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents sit beside bodies that were retrieved earlier from a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers at the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers at the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers dig on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers dig on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A backhoe lies on its side as it fell while working on the site of a landslide where victims were believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A backhoe lies on its side as it fell while working on the site of a landslide where victims were believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A bulldozer clears an area near the site of a landslide where victims are believed to still be buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A bulldozer clears an area near the site of a landslide where victims are believed to still be buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A helicopter passes by the site of a landslide where victims are believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A helicopter passes by the site of a landslide where victims are believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A truck works near the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A truck works near the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
A rescuer looks at the site of a landslide where victims are believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A rescuer looks at the site of a landslide where victims are believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (AP/Aaron Favila)
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a man removes debris blocking a drain on a road at Nanshan District in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province, Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.(Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP)
Residents and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate to following landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
Residents and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate to following landslides triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Families and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate following landslides which were triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
Families and relatives of miners in Itogon township, Benguet province in the northern Philippines, carry their belongings as they evacuate following landslides which were triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut burying an unknown number of miners and isolating the township Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left more than dozens dead from landslides and drownings. (AP Photo/Jayjay Landingin)
A fallen tree caused by typhoon Mangkhut lies at a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
The Philippine flag flutters inside a camp as police clean fallen trees and debris after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A tent camp of police trainees is damaged by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A policeman walks through makeshift tent shelters damaged by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents rebuild a small roadside eatery after the old one was blown away by strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers transfer sacks of grains from a toppled truck that fell into an area where the road was being repaired in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents work to repair a damaged roof due to strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut after it barreled across Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers wait inside the terminal of Tuguegarao's airport damaged due to strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers transfer sacks of grain from a toppled truck from strong typhoon winds in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Workers carry sacks of grains from a toppled truck in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Driver Alvin Buelta said his truck fell after he failed to see the road repairs due to the high floods caused by Typhoon Mangkhut on Friday night. The typhoon roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain causing landslides and collapsed houses. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut churns waves on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A man takes pictures against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Rescuers move stones at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents sit beside bodies that were retrieved earlier from a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers at the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers dig on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A backhoe lies on its side as it fell while working on the site of a landslide where victims were believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A bulldozer clears an area near the site of a landslide where victims are believed to still be buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A helicopter passes by the site of a landslide where victims are believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A truck works near the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A rescuer looks at the site of a landslide where victims are believed to have been buried after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

HONG KONG (AP) — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines.

The storm was still affecting southern China’s coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday.

Hong Kong residents were told to stay away from the coastline and be on alert for occasional gales. Bus, ferry and rail services were suspended and almost 900 flights were canceled at the city’s airport, one of the world’s busiest. The South China Morning Post said Hong Kong’s hospitals had to use backup power due to outages caused by the storm.

Mangkhut earlier lashed the Philippines, sparking landslides and building collapses that killed at least 65 people, with another 43 missing. Authorities reported four deaths from falling trees and building materials in Guangdong, China’s manufacturing hub.

As of Monday morning Mangkhut was on track to pass over the Guangxi regional capital of Nanning and move toward the border with tourism powerhouse Yunnan province.

The Hong Kong Observatory reported Mangkhut was the most powerful cyclone to hit the city since 1979, packing maximum sustained gusts of 195 kilometers per hour (121 mph).

Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that caused landslides feared to have buried dozens.

More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China’s Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the typhoon, state media said. “Prepare for the worst,” Hong Kong Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu urged residents.

That warning followed Mangkhut’s devastating march through the northern Philippines on Saturday with sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour. Landslides caused by the pounding storm hit two villages in Itogon town in the mountain province of Benguet.

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan told The Associated Press by phone that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab.

The building — a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel — was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. Three villagers who managed to escape told authorities what happened.

“They thought they were really safe there,” the mayor said Sunday. He expressed sadness that the villagers, many of them poor, had few options to survive in a region where big corporations have profited immensely from gold mines.

The rescue work halted for the night before resuming Monday morning. Men used pikes and shovels to dig into the mud since the soaked ground was unstable and limited the use of heavy equipment on site.

The typhoon was occurring as tropical weather also was devastating the southern U.S. Florence has dumped historical levels of rain on North Carolina.

Mangkhut made landfall in the Guangdong city of Taishan at 5 p.m. Sunday, packing wind speeds of 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour. State television broadcaster CGTN reported that surging waves flooded a seaside hotel in the city of Shenzhen.

The storm shattered glass windows on commercial skyscrapers in Hong Kong, sending sheets of paper pouring out of the buildings, fluttering and spiraling as they headed for the debris-strewn ground, according to videos on social media.

Mangkhut also felled trees, tore scaffolding off buildings under construction and flooded some areas of Hong Kong with waist-high waters, according to the South China Morning Post.

Casinos on Macau were ordered closed for the first time due to the typhoon.

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Gomez reported from Manila, Philippines. Associated Press journalists Aaron Favila and Joeal Calupitan in Tuguegarao, Philippines, and Gillian Wong in Beijing contributed to this report.

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