More than 4 million people could be directly affected
Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall at 2:40 EDT on Friday September 14, pounding into the northern Philippines with winds of 200 km/h and gusts up to 330 km/h.
According to reports, at least 80 people have died in the storm and many more are missing.
Reports so far indicate:
- One million people affected
- Agricultural damage is estimated at 14.27 billion pesos ($264 million)
- Extensive damage to homes and schools
- 200,000 displaced people sheltering in 2,000 evacuation centres
- Power has not been completely restored
- Numbers expected to increase as responders reach most remote communities
Humanitarian Coalition member agencies and their partners are on the ground, monitoring the situation and providing aid.