In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines

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  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    A boy hugs a tree as he takes cover after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila July 16, 2014. Philippine authorities evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes and shuttered financial markets, government offices, businesses and schools on Wednesday as typhoon Rammasun gathered strength and hit the capital, Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    A man places a tire on the roof of his house as Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) hit the town of Imus, Cavite southwest of Manila, July 16, 2014. Philippine authorities evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes and shuttered financial markets, government offices, businesses and schools on Wednesday as typhoon Rammasun gathered strength and hit the capital, Manila. The typhoon, the strongest to hit the country this year, has already torn through eastern islands, toppling trees and power lines and causing blackouts. On Wednesday, it brought storm surges to the Manila Bay area and prompted disaster officials to evacuate slum-dwellers on the capital's outskirts. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    A motorcyclist falls down along a main road after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila July 16, 2014. Philippine authorities evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes and shuttered financial markets, government offices, businesses and schools on Wednesday as typhoon Rammasun gathered strength and hit the capital, Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRANSPORT DISASTER)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    The left wing of a Singapore Airlines passenger plane touches an aerobridge at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) in Paranaque, Metro Manila July 16, 2014. The typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, rescue officials said on Wednesday. Nearly 400 flights were grounded during a four-hour closure of the Manila airport. Two airliners suffered minor damage when gusts blew them into nearby obstacles, airport officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    A huge tree crushes a car during the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) that hit Makati city in Manila July 16, 2014. The typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, rescue officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mark DeMayo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    The left wing of a Singapore Airlines passenger plane touches an aerobridge at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) in Paranaque, Metro Manila July 16, 2014. The typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, rescue officials said on Wednesday. Nearly 400 flights were grounded during a four-hour closure of the Manila airport. Two airliners suffered minor damage when gusts blew them into nearby obstacles, airport officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane is slightly damaged after it was swept 50 metres (0.06 miles) away while parked at the tarmac at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) in Paranaque, Metro Manila July 16, 2014. The typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, rescue officials said on Wednesday. Nearly 400 flights were grounded during a four-hour closure of the Manila airport. Two airliners suffered minor damage when gusts blew them into nearby obstacles, airport officials said. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    Electric cables lie on a road after its pole fell at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) at a subdivision in Paranaque, Metro Manila, July 16, 2014. The typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, rescue officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
  • In Photos, Typhoon Rammasun Blasts the Philippines
    Workers dismantle a collapsed canopy at a construction site after a strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun battered Taguig City, south of Manila July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of more than 400,000 residents, rescue officials said. REUTERS/Mark DeMayo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT)
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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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