1000’s in central Philippines are experiencing a moist and gloomy Christmas due to Hurricane Phanfone, which made its first landfall on Christmas Eve, killing one individual.
Phanfone has since made a number of landfalls within the Visayas group of islands, bringing heavy rains, robust winds, and flash floods to provinces within the area.
One individual died on account of electrocution, Dominic Petilla, Leyte province governor, advised radio DZMM on Wednesday.
1000’s have evacuated their properties, and hundreds extra have been stranded in ports across the nation, officers mentioned.
Phanfone has most sustained winds of as much as 140 km/h close to the centre and gustiness of as much as 195 km/h, in line with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Companies Administration.
The Philippines, an archipelago nation of greater than 7,000 islands, is yearly buffeted by tropical storms and typhoons, that are known as hurricanes and cyclones elsewhere.