Hurricane Philippines: Super Hurricane Connie causes two landslides after mass eruptions
In terms of strength, it is equivalent to a Type 5 Atlantic hurricane. After the landslide, Connie was downgraded to a hurricane, with a subsequent wind speed of 215 km / h (140 mph).
Al-Francis Pichara, the governor of the province, said four people had been killed so far, including one hit by a tree and a five-year-old boy drowning in a river. The report could not be confirmed by the disaster management company.
Video footage on news channels and social media said rivers were overflowing and some dykes were destroyed, flooding villages in Bikol.
Philippine authorities evacuated nearly a million people to safer land as Connie, locally known as Roli, approached the eastern provinces. On Sunday morning it caused landslides in Cadantuvanes and Albe in the Bicol region.
The Philippine Meteorological Agency said the “catastrophic violence was intensified by wind and heavy rain” in the provinces of Bicol and parts of the capital Manila, south of Guizhon, Laguna and Padangas.
The capital Manila is currently on the planned trajectory of the country’s 18th tropical storm Connie so far this year, with the Meteorological Bureau predicting an increase in “intense” rain and storms to the city.
A third landslide is expected to hit the province of Quezon late, weather forecaster Lori della Cruz told a radio station.
Storm surge warnings have been issued, while officials at the evacuation centers have been reminded to watch out for social deviation as the spread of the corona virus is also a concern.
Dozens of international and domestic flights have been canceled as the Civil Aviation Authority ordered the one-day closure of Manila’s main entrance, Ninai Aquino International Airport.
Hurricane Haiyan was one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Philippines since Super Hurricane Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people in 2013.
The tropical storm Atsani was 1,200 km (745.6 miles) east of the Philippines at 7pm on Saturday night and was significantly weaker than Connie, but it will intensify on Sunday and Monday, Fakasa said.