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Philippines: Typhoon Vongfong leaves devastation in Quezon province02:09

Philippines: Typhoon Vongfong leaves devastation in Quezon province

Philippines, San Francisco
May 16, 2020 at 14:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

Typhoon Vongfong hit the town of San Francisco in the Philippine province of Quezon on Friday.

Footage from Saturday shows the desolation left in the wake of the storm, with fallen trees, destroyed houses, and debris strewn about.

Typhoon Vongfong, which is the first to hit the Philippines this season, first hit land on Thursday afternoon, crashing into the island of Samar and being classed as a category three hurricane. On Friday morning it hit the island of Masbate and reached the southernmost part of Luzon. Luckily, by Friday afternoon, the typhoon had started to weaken and was thus reclassified as a tropical storm.

On an average year, the Philippines will be hit by at least 20 typhoons, many of them have been deadly in the past. In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the nation, leaving 6,000 dead and many more losing their homes and possessions.

Philippines: Typhoon Vongfong leaves devastation in Quezon province02:09
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Typhoon Vongfong hit the town of San Francisco in the Philippine province of Quezon on Friday.

Footage from Saturday shows the desolation left in the wake of the storm, with fallen trees, destroyed houses, and debris strewn about.

Typhoon Vongfong, which is the first to hit the Philippines this season, first hit land on Thursday afternoon, crashing into the island of Samar and being classed as a category three hurricane. On Friday morning it hit the island of Masbate and reached the southernmost part of Luzon. Luckily, by Friday afternoon, the typhoon had started to weaken and was thus reclassified as a tropical storm.

On an average year, the Philippines will be hit by at least 20 typhoons, many of them have been deadly in the past. In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the nation, leaving 6,000 dead and many more losing their homes and possessions.

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