Super typhoon ‘Ompong’ (international name Mangkhut) swept through the Philippines on early Saturday. According to several reports, Mangkhut is the strongest typhoon to hit the country so far this year, which placed at least three provinces under Typhoon Signal #4 by Friday.
Mangkhut made landfall in the Cagayan-Isabela region of Northern Luzon around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Here are some photos released by the Cagayan Provincial Information Office (PIO) on Saturday morning after Mangkhut went through the provincial capital of Tuguegarao City.
Overflowing river turns brown with the strong rains
Mass black-out in the province as power lines were toppled by strong winds
Damages are currently being assessed by local authorities
Locals clearing up slowly after the typhoon
Even business establishments were severely damaged
Homes were nearly flattened in some areas
Roads were blocked with fallen trees and posts
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