Typhoon Mangkhut: Landslides Kill Dozens in Philippines as Storm Moves West

Driving along the coast, amid flying debris

The New York Times reporters Hannah Beech and Kimberly dela Cruz traveled along Luzon’s western and northern coasts on Saturday. Foliage, trees and rolling coconuts were strewn across the roads, which were deserted except for volunteer crews removing debris to make them passable and the occasional emergency vehicle.

In one community after another, they reported seeing downed trees and badly damaged buildings. Signs, tin roofs and gates that had been torn free flew about.

In Claveria, a corn- and rice-growing area on the northern coast, the Antonio family had fled their home around 1 a.m. for sturdier shelter. Marck James Antonio, 24, stayed behind and was struck and gashed in the right temple by flying debris. But he was conscious and still moving around.

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“This was the strongest and the worst storm that I’ve ever experienced in my life,” said his

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/15/world/asia/typhoon-mangkhut-china-philippines-hong-kong.html

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