1. The typhoon swept through the Luzon Strait separating the Philippines and Taiwan on Saturday, battering island communities and dumping rain as it headed toward Hong Kong and China.
2. In Taiwan nine people were hurt by falling trees on Kinmen island.
3. More than 3,300 people were evacuated from flood-prone areas and mountainous regions in Taiwan.
4. A landslide late Saturday in the southeastern hot springs resort village of Chihpen sent mud and rocks crashing through the ground floor of a resort spa, forcing the evacuation of guests.
5. The typhoon hit the Philippines' northernmost islands on Saturday, cutting power lines, triggering landslides, and inundating rice fields.
6. A 50-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman drowned when a passenger boat capsized in rough waters off northeastern Aurora province in the Philippines, reports AP.
7. The typhoon flooded parts of six Philippine provinces, affecting nearly 20,000 people.
8. According to official Xinhua news agency, China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning the typhoon would bring downpours to southern coastal areas.
9. More than 80,000 people moved to safety in China's Fujian province.
10. And authorities deployed at least 50,000 disaster-relief workers.
11. The typhoon wreaked havoc on airport schedules in Hong Kong, nearby Macau, and mainland China.
12. Many passengers who were returning home at the end a long holiday weekend were left stranded at the airport.
13. Ferry services between Hong Kong, Macau, and outlying islands were suspended as the Hong Kong observatory raised the warning signal to eight, the third highest on a five-point scale.
14. As the typhoon headed toward Hong Kong visitors and residents were worried, as it is one of the most densely populated cities on Earth.
15. Although a few people went looking for the silver lining.
16. Typhoon Usagi veered away from Hong Kong at the last minute and made landfall northeast of the city in China.
17. Although Hong Kong was still affected by fierce winds and big waves, as many trees were reported down and more than a dozen people sought medical treatment.
18. The typhoon landed near the city of Shanwei in the Chinese province of Guangdong, about 87 miles northeast of Hong Kong.
19. The 25 deaths occurred in Guangdong province, and 13 of those people were killed in Shanwei city, near the typhoon's landfall.
20. Two people were reportedly killed when strong winds brought down a tree ahead of the typhoon's arrival. A third person was killed by falling window glass.
21. More than 1,200 residents were taken to temporary shelters.
22. Police in Shanwei also ordered more than 8,000 fishing boats to return to port.
23. On Monday many low-lying areas of the Philippine capital, Manila, and outlying regions were swamped, prompting authorities to cancel classes and office work.
24. Torrential monsoon rains that continued in the northwestern Philippines Monday triggered landslides, killing 20 people in areas already weakened by the typhoon.
25. Soldiers and villagers were still searching for at least seven people missing in mountainside villages hit by the landslides Monday in the province of Zambales.
Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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