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Here's what a category 5 super storm looks like from space

At least four people have died after a super typhoon ripped through several small islands.

SUPER TYPHOON MAYSAK has slammed into the Federated States of Micronesia, packing sustained winds of 250 kph.

Astronauts, with quite the view, have been tweeting images of the storm from space:

An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk yesterday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead and extensive damage.

Crops were ruined and water supplies contaminated, with fears people faced starvation if they did not get aid soon, after the violent storm took three days to cross the vast Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Victoria Bannon, North Pacific representative for the Red Cross, said the charity was on the ground in Chuuk and Yap and “in full mobilisation mode”.

Maysak, with sustained winds of 260 kilometres per hour, slammed into Chuuk on Sunday night and crossed the vast archipelago of 607 islands before battering the Yap group of islands on yesterday and heading out to sea towards the Philippines.

Additional reporting AFP

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