Typhoon Skip lashed central Philippine islands Monday with 108 mph winds and torrential rains, and storm warn-ings were posted in Manila as the capital prepared for the second typhoon in two weeks.

Mudslides and flooding from heavy downpours that preceded the storm forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, and stiff winds and high waves sank a freighter in port.Skip came ashore early Monday on Samar island, about 410 miles southeast of Manila, and was heading northwest at 13.6 mph, the government weather service said.