Manila, Philippines – As the typhoon passed through the stormy northeastern part of the Philippines, the typhoon flooded rivers and flooded low-lying areas. Rescuers worked here on Thursday to help people escape the rising waters.
Rescuers said at least three people were killed-two in North Kamarines Province and another in Tanay Township, Rizal Province.
Typhoon Vamko passed between Bulacan and Pampanga provinces in northern Manila, collapsing trees and knocking down power. Officials said earlier that nearly 200,000 people have been forced to evacuate from fragile coastal and low-lying areas.
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President Rodrigo Duterte took a break at an online summit of Southeast Asian leaders and took a helicopter over the affected area.
“As President, I assure you that your government will do its best to provide assistance in the form of housing, relief supplies, financial assistance, and post-disaster consultation. Rest assured, the government will not leave anyone behind. We will survive this crisis. “Duterte said in a televised speech.
The commander-in-chief of the Coast Guard, George Ursabia, told DZBB radio that the rescue team was deployed to flooded areas in Rizal Province.
Marcie Teodoro, the mayor of Marikina, said that the high winds shot down the power lines overnight, leaving many areas without electricity and internet service. Heavy rain also flooded many areas, and the Marikina River swelled up. Many people in Marikina are waiting to be rescued from the roof.
He told the DZBB radio station: “In history, many places have not been flooded, but now they are flooded like a city hall.”
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The government’s disaster response agency spokesman Mark Timbal said that 363 rescue teams have been deployed, including 1,000 rescuers and at least 40 rubber boats.
The typhoon had the strongest gusts on Thursday morning, at 80 mph. It is moving west-northwest at a speed of 19 mph, heading for the South China Sea.
The government’s main disaster response agency has called on the media to broadcast typhoon warnings in the northeast region devastated by the early typhoon Goni, stating that the agency’s information cannot be sent via mobile phones due to damage to the telecommunications system.
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Guoni is one of the strongest typhoons in the world this year, killing or missing more than 30 people and damaging or destroying more than 270,000 houses, many of them in coastal villages. Thousands of people are still displaced.
The Philippines is hit by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms every year. It is located on the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific Ocean, where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently occur, making it one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.
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