Powerful Typhoon Bopha has torn its way through the southern Philippines with winds as high as 130 mph at landfall.
The storm left at least eight people dead, according to the Manila Times website, which also told of an unconfirmed toll of 43 dead in one hard-hit town alone.
Fears were the death toll would go much higher, the Times said.
More than 50,000 fled the storm's wrath, The Australian website said.
More than 33 more people are feared dead after floodwaters hit one of the evacuation shelters, the Australian ABC News website said.
The shelter was in the Compostela Valley province of Mindanao, the island that bore the brunt of the storm's fearsome winds and flooding rain.
In the same province, a soldier was killed and 20 villagers were missing have a mountain torrent swept away a truck, The Australian said.
By Tuesday evening, local time, the center of the weakened Typhoon Bopha was near the southern end of Negros, about 350 miles south of Manila, heading towards the west-northwest at about 15 mph.
Bopha, keeping well south of Manila, was on track to clip the southwestern island of Palawan before entering the open South China Sea.
Some authorities likened Bopha to a cyclone that struck the island last December.
Tropical Storm Washi killed more than 1,200 people after unleashing severe flooding on Mindanao.
As Bopha bore down from the east, it was upgraded by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) to a "super typhoon", having Category-5 equivalent top sustained winds of about 160 mph.
It was the second stint of super typhoon status for Bopha, the other being on Sunday, as Bopha menaced Palau.
Forecasters in the Philippines dubbed the storm "Pablo."
Tropical Depression 8 has formed east of the Carolinas and should strengthen into a tropical storm before impacting the coastal Carolinas early this week.
Despite struggling to do so last week, a tropical depression has developed just south of Florida and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States this week.
Brief relief from heat and humidity will arrive in the northeastern United States at the start of September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan near Sendai early in the new week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Hawaii is facing two tropical threats this week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
Slow-moving and repetitive downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the western Gulf Coast into early week.
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