Updated at 7:17 a.m. ET Saturday
Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into the northern Philippines early Saturday morning, with the eye of the storm passing over the island of Luzon.
As of Saturday night local time, at least three people had been killed and at least 42 landslides had occurred, Reuters reports.
The Associated Press reports the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center downgraded Mangkhut from a super typhoon to an equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane after it made landfall before dawn Saturday.