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World Typhoon Kammuri Leaves Destruction as It Powers Through Philippines

10:15  03 december  2019
10:15  03 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Typhoon Kammuri swept through the Philippines on Tuesday, ripping rooftops from houses, knocking down power lines and leaving a half-million people huddled in evacuation centers, waiting for the storm to pass. At least 17 people were killed. Manila’s international airport was closed for 12 hours

MANILA - Typhoon Kammuri slammed into the Philippines on Tuesday (Dec 3), bringing heavy rains and gale-force winds as it tore across the main island of Luzon. At least four people were killed and close to half-a-million huddled in evacuation centres as the typhoon

a group of people walking down a street: Residents inspecting damaged houses after Typhoon Kammuri hit Legazpi City, the Philippines, on Monday.© Nino Luces/Reuters Residents inspecting damaged houses after Typhoon Kammuri hit Legazpi City, the Philippines, on Monday.

Typhoon Kammuri swept through the Philippines on Tuesday, ripping rooftops from houses, knocking down power lines and leaving a half-million people huddled in evacuation centers, waiting for the storm to pass. At least one person was killed.

Manila airport was ordered shut for 12 hours and nearly 500 flights were canceled. Officials suspended marine traffic in affected areas as Kammuri, packing wind gusts as high as 150 miles per hour, battered the Philippine archipelago for a second day.

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Storm Kammuri swept by way of the Philippines on Tuesday, ripping rooftops from homes, flattening energy strains and leaving a half-million folks huddled in evacuation facilities, ready for the storm to move. At the least one particular person was killed.

Typhoon Kammuri leaves a path of destruction as strong winds batter Davao City, the Philippines , on December 4. According to reports, at least 13 people

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Officials said that widespread evacuations of residents from exposed areas had lessened the storm’s toll.© Associated Press Officials said that widespread evacuations of residents from exposed areas had lessened the storm’s toll.

In Albay, a province in southeastern Luzon, the largest and most populous Philippine island, Gov. Al Francis Bichara said the fierce winds caused more damage than the rain.

“Right now there’s no electricity, the cables had fallen, but it’s calm now,” he said, speaking to a Manila radio station.

The army, the police force and emergency service workers were helping clear roads of debris, said Claudio Yucot, a regional director for civil defense.

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A man who was preparing his home for the storm was electrocuted and died when a damaged wire touched his galvanized metal roof, the Philippine National Police said.

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[Update: Typhoon Kammuri leaves a trail of destruction as it powers through the Philippines .] The typhoon struck the Philippines just after President The Games are scheduled to run through Dec. 11, and organizers have said that the typhoon may cause the cancellation of outdoor events on the

Media captionThese Philippine homes were battered by fierce rains as Typhoon Kammuri moved in. At least two people died when Typhoon Kammuri tore through the Philippines , forcing Manila airport to shut. Media captionTyphoon Kammuri weakens as it moves away from Philippines .

Across the archipelago, officials said the evacuations of hundreds of thousands of people from exposed areas had lessened the impact of the storm on civilians.

Still, the authorities warned of storm surges up to three feet and floods and landslides from the wind and rain in the mountainous countryside.

Across metropolitan Manila, government offices and schools were closed. And heavy rain was forecast for the coming days.

The typhoon struck the Philippines as the nation hosted the Southeast Asian Games, a biennial sports event that draws top athletes from 11 Southeast Asian nations.

The Games are scheduled to run through Dec. 11, and already several outdoor events have been canceled or postponed until later this week, when the typhoon is expected to move on. Sports like windsurfing, beach volleyball and canoe-kayak racing were either suspended or postponed, while others were held ahead of the storm’s arrival.

Kammuri, known locally as Tisoy, is the 20th storm to hit the Philippines this year.

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