How to survive in the Philippines’ typhoon-ravaged seas
PHILIPPINES — It’s a rough life out there in the waters of the Philippines, but it’s also a rough time to be a poor traveler.
In the days leading up to the typhoon, the country is still reeling from a massive wave that has already claimed at least 12 lives and left at least 2,200 people homeless.
Many of those victims were caught in the crossfire of the typhoons.
The storm came ashore in the country’s northern province of Bohol in a wave that swept ashore the town of Bohoy, killing more than 300 people, according to the Philippines Disaster Risk Reduction Authority (PRRDCA).
In the meantime, typhoons like this one have left more than 400,000 people without power.
The island nation is home to some of the world’s most densely populated cities and is a major transit hub for people from around the world.
The typhoon’s destructive power was evident on Friday night, when waves of up to 30 metres hit the city of Davao, a town of about 4,400 people in the northern Philippines.
Residents were forced to evacuate their homes and the city was eventually evacuated.
“It’s very bad,” Davao Mayor Ernesto Abella told AFP news agency.
“We are a very small island, we have to go to the beach or to a riverbank to escape.
The streets are very flooded.
There are no exits for us.”
A massive wave is seen at the city hall in Davao in the wake of typhoon Morato.
– AFP/Getty Images In the Philippines this week, more than 8,000 schools were shut and 2,000 workers evacuated after Typhoon Morato struck the country.
Many people had to evacuate from their homes after a powerful storm surge ripped through the country in the past two days.
The government estimates the storm could cost the economy about $100 million.
The Philippines’ president said he is ready to provide $2 billion in humanitarian aid to typhoon victims in the days ahead.
“We have already prepared the first aid kits for the typhon victims, and we will continue to do so,” Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised speech Friday.
“The situation is bad in Davay.
We will help you to survive.
We are prepared for a catastrophe, and the government will be ready to take action.
We can do this.
The typhoon hit the country with winds of up 25km per hour (15mph) on Friday.
But on Monday, the storm recorded a maximum of 29km per hr (20mph) in the same area, according the Philippines Meteorological Department.
On Wednesday, the typhoo left some 2,700 people dead, but the Philippine government said it would take several days to confirm the deaths.
More than a quarter of the country, some 1.3 million people, were without power as of Monday afternoon.
A similar storm earlier this week left about 6,000 homes and businesses without power, according PHD.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDRMA) said the typhoid was expected to make landfall in the southern provinces of Cavite and Basilan.
In Davao on Thursday, residents said they were still struggling to get out of the city, which has been under a curfew since Tuesday.
People are still stuck in their homes in Davaya.
– ABC News Philippines (AU)- The Philippines typhoon is expected to bring up to 2,500 people to Davao after its maximum storm surge hit the area, a NDRMA official said.
The area was hit hard by the typhoro, and it is expected that more than 4,000 houses will be lost, the official said, without giving a time frame.
The typhoons impact was felt around the country on Friday morning.
On Thursday night, thousands of people crowded into Manila’s Metro stations as they awaited news on whether they would be able to get to their homes, where they were supposed to be.
The mayor of the Philippine capital told AFP that he was in “shock” by the situation.
“I have never seen such devastation in my life.
This is a very, very, dangerous situation,” Mayor Jose Antonio “Koko” Abang told AFP.
“They are not kidding when they say that we will have to evacuate more than 2,600 people from their houses, which is quite alarming.”
In the city’s main shopping area, the throngs of people huddled together as the crowds of people in town centre were allowed to disperse.
The authorities said they expect the storm to reach the coast by Monday evening.
Meanwhile, more people have been reported dead from the typho, including at least one person who was swept away by the storm.
Authorities have been monitoring the number of deaths and rescues and have declared a state of emergency for the entire island.