Supertyphoon Lawin destroys houses and trees


The destructive force of the supertyphoon was caught on video.

Super typhoon Lawin, Haima as its international name, was the strongest cyclone to strike the Philippines in three years. It made landfall in the north of the country and made power and communication lines to be collapse, destroyed houses, and displaced thousands.

Fortunately, there were no casualties.

On Wednesday the destructive typhoon was running 225 kmh (140 mph) before it crossed Cagayan province.

Schools and government offices were suspended in many areas of Luzon island and several flights were canceled as well for the passengers' safety.

According to Mina Marasigan, spokeswoman at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, they received reports of damaged infrastructures specifically in Cagayan but thankfully, there were no casualty reports given.

"We have received several reports of roofs that were ripped off because of strong winds. Even the operations center of the Office of Civil Defense in (Cagayan) was not spared, she said.
"Power lines have been cut off and mobile phone signals were intermittent," she added.

Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III urged the people to stay indoors as well as those who are currently in evacuation centers.

"The rivers are still swelling. They must wait for local officials to announce if it is safe to go out," he said in a radio interview.




XOLXOL: Supertyphoon Lawin destroys houses and trees
Supertyphoon Lawin destroys houses and trees
The destructive force of the supertyphoon was caught on video.
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