Typhoon Hagupit

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The Philippines

On the evening of December 6th, 2014, Typhoon Hagupit, according to the state weather bureau, packing winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph, made its first landfall in the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province. Early on December 8, the storm generated a storm surge over Calauag, Quezon. The typhoon then weakened while traversed Sibuyan sea.

Typhoon Hagupit swept across the Philippines, toppled trees and power lines, and threatened areas with heavy rain, flooding and mudslides. Roofs had been blown away and streets were flooded. Soldiers had been deployed to clear debris from roads and prevent looting. A total of 183 flights had been cancelled and five airports closed, the agency said, and there were power outages in 16 provinces. Up to 8th, the dead were 27.