Houses submerged, flights grounded and people forced to evacuate all marked the arrival of Super Typhoon Koppu in Philippines.
Seeing a lot more of submerged huts & shanties as Dupax, NV mounts evacuations in face of rising floodwaters pic.twitter.com/E3AnLaxrNc— kate marshall (@kateamarshall) October 18, 2015
Koppu made landfall in a remote fishing village in the northeastern Philippines, where it wreaked havoc on houses made from light material. The storm also whipped up coastal surges 4 meters high.
Fishermen found themselves in hostile waters.
Although the storm has weakened, the government warns that strong winds and heavy showers, coupled with flash floods, are still a danger.
Relief operations are already underway around the affected areas, with the government trying to speed up evacuation.