- Title: Super Typhoon Haima barrels through northern Philippines
- Date: 20th October 2016
- Summary: ILOCOS SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES (OCTOBER 20, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HEAVY RAIN AND WIND BATTERING HIGHWAY VARIOUS OF TREES SWAYING MAN WALKING CARABAO ON HIGHWAY UPROOTED TREE ON ELECTRIC POST FIRE ENGINE MOVING UNDERNEATH UPROOTED TREE MEN CLEARING UPROOTED TREE PEOPLE WATCHING MAN CUTTING FALLEN TREE BRANCH PEOPLE TAKING SHELTER INSIDE PUBLIC MARKET VENDOR TRYING TO COVER GOODS WHILE BEING BATTERED BY STRONG WINDS MAN SCOOPING WATER OUT OF DRENCHED GOODS VARIOUS OF VENDOR, ROGELIO ROSARIO, TYING DOWN MARKET GOODS (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) VENDOR, ROGELIO ROSARIO, SAYING: "We're tying it down because it's getting too windy. The wind is so strong. If we don't tie them down, we may lose all of our goods." FEMALE VENDOR TALKING TO CUSTOMER MARKET GOODS MARKET VENDOR SELLING PRODUCE WOMAN USING CALCULATOR BESIDE CANDLE VARIOUS OF STRONG WINDS OUTSIDE PUBLIC MARKET
- Embargoed: 4th November 2016 04:29
- Keywords: Typhoon Haima winds rain landfall evacuees damage
- Location: ILOCOS SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
- City: ILOCOS SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA00154T6XJ9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Super Typhoon Haima, the strongest cyclone to hit the Philippines in three years, toppled power and communication lines, damaged houses and displaced thousands as it barrelled through the northern Ilocos region early Thursday (October 20) morning.
Haima, a category 5 typhoon, made landfall in the northern province of Cagayan Wednesday (October 19) night.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Some villagers took shelter inside the public market as vendors sold their produce in the dark.
Haima weakened over land on Thursday, prompting the weather bureau to lift storm warning signals in some areas. It was expected to exit the landmass via Ilocos Norte province between 0000-0200 GMT and move out of the country by Thursday evening.
There were no confirmed typhoon-related casualties yet other than the death of a 70-year-old man who reportedly succumbed to a heart attack while in an evacuation centre in Isabela.
Haima is the 12th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. An average of 20 typhoons hit the Southeast Asian nation every year.
Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines in 2013, killing at least 6,000 people.
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