In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines

By Esther Tanquintic-Misa
July 17, 2014 3:16 PM EST

In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines

Typhoon Rammasun, now on its way to strike southern China and northern Vietnam, forced over 400,000 people in the Philippines to evacuate and seek higher and safer grounds on Tuesday till Wednesday.


Typhoon Rammasun's main havoc to the main island of Luzon were toppled trees and downed power lines that caused massive blackouts.


Filipinos residing in the country's capital of Manila compared the strength of Typhoon Rammasun to Typhoon Xangsane of 2006. When Typhoon Xangsane struck, power and water were lost in several provinces. Luzon suffered an island-wide power outage. In some parts of the country, electricity was cut off for up to six days straight.


With Typhoon Rammasun, majority of the total residents of Metro Manila lost power, as toppled trees knocked down poles and power lines.


Read: Typhoon Rammasun Threatens China, Leaves 20 Dead in Philippines


"Around 90 per cent of Meralco's franchise area is experiencing power outage brought about by downed poles, lines and outages of NGCP's (National Grid Corporation of the Philippines) transmission lines due to Typhoon Glenda (local name)," the company said on Twitter.


Even parked airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport felt the wrath of Typhoon Rammasun's very strong winds.


Click on accompanying slideshow to see how Typhoon Rammasun blasted the Philippines.

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