Video: Typhoon Vamco heads for Vietnam as thousands go homeless, some dead in Philippines
Video: Some scenes may be disturbing. This is in Marikena, Metro Manila filmed by FPMag Contributor Fernando Grasparil Laguda
Philippines slammed by eight different tropical storms or typhoons since the start of October 2020, recently, three in one week.
According to Kasha Patel of NASA, “on 11 November 2020, Typhoon Vamco thrashed the Philippines with sustained winds of 150 kilometers (90 miles) per hour and peak intensity winds equivalent to a category 2 hurricane. The typhoon (known as Ulysses in the Philippines) cut power to millions, caused more than 100,000 evacuations, and killed many people.”
“The storm first made landfall in Patnanungan, Quezon,” writes Kasha Patel in a NASA report, “around 10:30 p.m. and then continued west to hit the island of Luzon, where Manila saw its worst flooding in years.”
A river in Marikina, (shown in video above) located in the Manila metropolitan area, was said to have risen a meter (3 feet) in less than three hours. As of 12 November, several dams were in danger of overflowing due to the heavy rains. On 15 November, evacuees were returning home to find their homes and belongings washed away.
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