No longer a typhoon, Maysak still a threat to Philippines

ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured this image of Typhoon Maysak while aboard the International Space Station earlier this week.

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  • Once a super typhoon, Maysak is now a tropical storm with 70 mph winds
  • It could still cause flooding, landslides and other problems in the Philippines

(CNN)Filipinos are being warned to be on guard for flash floods and landslides as tropical storm Maysak approached the Asian island nation Saturday.

Just a few days ago, Maysak gained super typhoon status thanks to its sustained 150 mph winds. It has since lost a lot of steam as it has spun west in the Pacific Ocean.
    It's now classified as a tropical storm, according to the Philippine national weather service, which calls it a different name, Chedeng. It boasts steady winds of more than 70 mph (115 kph) and gusts up to 90 mph as of 5 p.m. (5 a.m. ET) Saturday.
    Still, that doesn't mean Maysak won't pack a wallop.</