The world’s most powerful storm of the year is headed towards Taiwan, Japan and China.
Super Typhoon Soudelor has left behind major destruction in the Northern Marianas Islands, with winds up to 354kph tearing up telegraph poles and flipping cars.
Hundreds of residents on the islands are in temporary accommodation after losing the roofs of their homes and facing power cuts. A state of emergency has been declared on the islands.
Food, water, cots and generators have been sent to Saipan from Hawaii and Guam along with other supplies.
Typhoon Soudelor is expected to weaken as it heads west-northwest over the western Pacific Ocean during the next few days before hitting Taiwan at the weekend.