Photos: Typhoon Rammasun Shuts Down Manila, 13 killed

16 07 2014
Strong winds from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) uprooted a decades-old tree which fell on a red car.

Strong winds from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) uprooted a decades-old tree which fell on a red car.

Typhoon Rammasun is the first major typhoon of the season that hit the Philippines.

Locally as “Glenda”, the category 3 hurricane made landfall near Legazpi City on Tuesday evening.

At least 13 people were killed across the country.

Ferocious wind gusts approaching 200 kilometres (120 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses, overturned cars and ripped down electricity lines in Manila, as well as remote fishing villages hundreds of kilometres away.

People walk among debris and a boat destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Manila

People walk among debris and a boat destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Manila

Millions were without electricity.

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Typhoon Rammasun: Philippines on Red Alert

15 07 2014

Typhoon Rammasun, also known as Typhoon “Glenda,” is set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early Wednesday, the state weather service said.

It will bring very strong wind with center winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of 150 kilometers an hour.

The strong wind is expected to topple trees and electric poles, and may even rip roofs off poorly constructed houses.

The typhoon had a diameter of 500 kilometers and will cause a large amount of rain that could cause flash flooding and landslides.

People living in coastal areas in the Provinces of Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Northern Samar that is threatened by storm surges were ordered to evacuate their homes.

Schools in several cities were closed and about 50 domestic flights and four international flights have been cancelled, along with ferry services.





Heavy Monsoon Rains Submerged Manila

8 08 2012

Rescuers evacuate some residents while others return to their submerged houses in Marikina City Metro Manila August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains had flooded Manila and nearby provinces.

Motorists and passengers are trapped in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) as heavy rains continue in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

So far, at least 64 people were killed by the flood and landslides and  850,000 people were displaced.

Half of Manila was sank by floods as high as three meters.

This is a disaster!

Rescuers help residents wade through a flooded road in Marikina, Metro Manila August 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Filipino rescuers dig for survivors where four homes collapsed in a landslide incident in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)

Residents wade through floodwaters as another looks down from a rooftop in Marikina City, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. Rescuers rushed to reach trapped residents across the Philippine capital on Tuesday, as torrential rains triggered severe flooding. Flood waters reached up to two metres (6.5 feet) in the village of Tumana in Marikina City, an eastern suburb of metropolitan Manila, where some residents were stranded in their homes. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Residents wade through floodwaters in Tinajeros, Malabon city, Metro Manila August 7, 2012. More than 20,000 people across Manila and nearby provinces are staying inside evacuation shelters, the welfare department said. REUTERS/Stringer

Filipinos move around roofs as floodwaters rise in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Alquinto)





Beautiful Photos Of Eclipse From Around The World

21 06 2011

Residents look at the moon during a partial lunar eclipse under the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules in Amman June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

A partial lunar eclipse is seen over the village of Zejtun, lit up for its parish church feast of Saint Catherine, in the south of Malta June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The moon is seen behind the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem Old City during a total lunar eclipse June 15, 2011. The image projected onto the wall is part of the Jerusalem Festival of Lights. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A partial lunar eclipse is seen over the skies of Belgrade June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A partially eclipsed moon rises on the sky over Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The total lunar eclipse was visible throughout most parts of Europe on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

A lunar eclipse is seen over the Atomium in Brussels, early Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert).

The earth casts its shadow over the moon during a total lunar eclipse seen from behind the Pantheon of Freedom sculpture, featuring a torch, at Three Powers Square in downtown Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Residents look at the moon during a partial lunar eclipse under the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules in Amman June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

The moon is seen behind an illuminated cross of Ayios Nickolaos church during a lunar eclipse over Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias).

The moon is seen behind the wall of Damascus gate in Jerusalem old city during a total lunar eclipse June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Nir Elias

The Earth completely casts its shadow over the moon in a total lunar eclipse as seen in Manila, Philippines before dawn Thursday June 16, 2011. The total lunar eclipse was also visible in most parts of Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez).

The moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Skopje, Macedonia, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski).

AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.

Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.

A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.





9 Killed On Hijacked Tourist Bus In Manila

24 08 2010

On August 23, 2010, a man hijacked a tourist bus in Manila.

The tourist are from Hong Kong.

He was a policeman but he was sacked.

He hijacked the bus because he want to be a policeman again.

At first he let go nine hostages.

Then he got angry and started shooting.

The police tried to save the hostages.

He was killed by the police.

I wonder why people need to hijack and killed hostages when they are angry.

  

It is not a good way to get what you want.

Hijacking is a disaster; just like a war.

We should not use violence because violence can destroy our Earth.

Workers carry the body of one of the victims killed during the hostage drama Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at the police headquzrters in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines. An angry ex-policeman hijacked a bus ful of Hong Kong tourists holding them for 12 hours in a televised stand off before a police raid that ended with eight hostages and the gunman dead. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Members of the SWAT teams prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of hte hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Policemen prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

** ADDS IDENTITY OF HOSTAGE-TAKER ROLANDO MENDOZA ** Rescue units wheel away the body of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza, 55, following an assault by police and SWAT members to rescue hostages in a bus at Manila's Rizal Park Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police stormed the bus Monday evening after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists, and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door. Mendoza was killed along with an undetermined number of hostages. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)





Volcano Spews Lava As Eruption Looms

23 12 2009

Mayon volcano in the Philippine spews lava as eruption looms.


Mayon is the most active volcano in Philippine.

People around the area had fled their homes.

The government wants everybody to move from the area near the volcano because the eruption can kill many people and it will be a big disaster.


The lava is very, very hot and during a volcano eruption burning lava will come out from the volcano and destroy things along the way.


The Philippine Institute on Volcanology and Seismology was considering ratcheting up the volcano alert to the highest level, which would mean an eruption was underway, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.

Mayon is 500km south of the Philippine capital of Manila.

There are other active volcanoes in the Philippine.

I think after Mayon there will not be any volcano eruption in the Philippine for a while but not forever.








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