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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 05:44
CNN — An intense typhoon is pounding the southern Philippines.
Typhoon Bopha roared ashore with winds of 110 miles per hour.
The fast-moving storm weakened slightly as it moved west across Mindanao.
The weather system brought down trees and caused widespread power outages across the country.
Government officials were prepared for the storm, readying millions of dollars in relief supplies for quick delivery to storm-hit regions.
Emergency crews, the military and hospitals were also on standby.