Typhoon Kammuri hits the Philippines and, so far, killed more than a dozen due to heavy rains and landfalls. Besides the death victims, the typhoon Kammuri Philippines is also responsible for the disruption of business, economic, and other activities.
The violent winds and powerful rains prompted the shutdown of Manila airport, the biggest airport in the country. Roughly 100 flights were canceled on Tuesday as the airport closed its service for 12 hours.
The Philippines’ 20th typhoon this year hit the main Luzon island, the northern part of the country, and resulted in landfalls. Quoting Al-Jazeera, the country had to evacuate more than 200.000 residents to safety.
Numerous Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) events, which officially opened on Saturday, suffered from the calamitous phenomena as well. Among all the competitions, some are in dire need of rescheduling and cancellation.
Accordingly, the catastrophe hits the region in varied ways throughout the archipelago. For instance, in Cebu, the impact of the calamitous storm weakens as the islands surrounding the region.
“We did experience typhoons but because of the location of Cebu, specifically metro Cebu, the brunt of the typhoon isn’t super effective,” Shaneen, a resident living in Mandaue City, Cebu, told Go Trading Asia reporter on Wednesday.
The Ravaging Typhoon Kammuri
The ruinous Typhoon Kammuri, locally named Tisoy, originated from the South China Sea and headed to the Philippines. During its early-stage development, it developed into a Category 1-equivalent storm.
Reportedly, the intensification made it developed into a Category 4-equivalent storm, prompting heavy rains, robust winds, and landfalls. The speed test indicates the packing maximum sustained winds of nearly 215 kilometers per hour.
The continuously strengthening typhoon hit the country on Monday and, predictably, would create its significant impacts on Wednesday. Areas across the country, particularly from Samar Island and northern Panay Island through Luzon, have the highest potential risks of the impacts.