Typhoon Megi Hits The Philippines (24 Photos)
Typhoon Megi left a trail of destruction in its wake after hitting the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving 200,000 Filipinos homeless.
President Benigno Aquino praised his administration’s response to the typhoon. He said that the thorough preparations had helped minimise loss of life, after at least 11 people died.
President Aquino said that by forward planning and accurate weather predictions, government agencies had been able to make a real difference to the level of destruction wrought by Typhoon Megi.
Before the storm, thousands of people were moved from low-lying areas, to avoid flash floods and landslides. Evacuation centres were stocked with food and medicines, and the weather bureau gave hourly radio updates about the path of the storm.
Physical destruction has nonetheless been extensive – thousands of homes flattened, crops destroyed and roads and bridges damaged as you’ll see in the pictures below.
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