At least four people died in tropical cyclone kammuri in the philippines. Two men were killed in oriental mindoro province, a good 200 kilometers south of the capital, manila.
A 59-year-old man was struck by a falling tree as he was clearing rolled debris from in front of his home, according to governor hubert dolor. Another man was killed by a galvanized sheet that fell from a house. In ormoc city in leyte province in the southeastern philippines, a 38-year-old construction worker was hit by falling branches while riding his motorcycle.
On monday, the police had already reported the death of a 33-year-old man in the bicol region in the southeast of the island of luzon. The man was electrocuted while trying to fix the roof of his house in the town of libmanan during the storm.
The typhoon also reached the capital region of manila today. Classes were canceled in most schools in the capital, and authorities did not work. Only vital services such as basic medical care and disaster control continued to operate. The airport remained closed for the time being as of 11 a.M. Local time (4 a.M. CET).
"Kammuri" hit land with heavy rainfall in the eastern province of sorsogon on monday evening, triggering severe flooding there. The power supply was lost in many areas. However, the storm weakened somewhat on tuesday as it moved toward the northwest. According to the weather service, the hurricane still reached wind speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour; individual gusts had wind speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour.
In bicol, more than 483 people have been killed so far.000 people abandoned their homes for fear of flooding and landslides. Authorities issued warnings for dozens of provinces.
Around 7,000 people were stranded at several ports, according to officials, as they were not allowed to go out to sea due to stormy seas. Around 500 flights were canceled at the country's airports. The airport in legazpi city in albay province was severely damaged by the storms.
Typhoon "kammuri," also known as "tisoy" in the philippines, is already the 20th typhoon to hit the country, according to weather authorities. Tropical cyclone to hit the country this year. Meteorologists expect it to pass the island nation by friday.
The philippines are hit by numerous typhoons every year. Typhoon "nakri" killed four people, including two children, as recently as the beginning of november. One of the strongest typhoons, "haiyan," hit the island state in 2013. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, around four million lost their homes.