Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Phillipines

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Phillipines

Hong Kong residents huddled indoors Sunday and strong winds sent debris flying as Typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm this year, carved a destructive and deadly path from the Philippines toward mainland China.

Members of Canada's Filipino community expressed concern about family and friends in the Philippines after a fierce typhoon hit the country over the weekend, triggering landslides and building collapses that left dozens dead.

The paper reports that more than 1,500 fallen trees and over 500 broken windows - both dwarfing those tallied previous year after Hato struck - have emerged from across the city.

Business interruption is also likely to be a factor in the eventual market loss, given Hong Kong's productivity was severely dented on Monday and clean-up could take a number of days before everything gets back to normal in the city.

Rescuers in the Philippines are searching for more than 50 people buried by landslides caused by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Mangkhut has killed 65 people since it tore through the Philippines.

Debris Scaffolding torn from Hong Kong buildings
Debris Scaffolding torn from Hong Kong buildings

The Hong Kong Observatory reported Mangkhut was the most powerful cyclone to hit the city since 1979, packing maximum sustained gusts of 121 miles per hour.

He said the "contribution will help provide crucial support to those most in need" and will help the victims "face the challenges during this time of need". Windows in tower blocks and skyscrapers were smashed as people cowered inside. Streets in the seaside village of Lei Yue Mun were covered in debris and glass as residents picked their way through.

"The water was flooding the footpaths and roads".

In a statement released on Tuesday, Qassemi expressed sorrow over the deaths caused by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut that battered the United States, the Philippines, and China. "My deepest condolences are with the bereaved and I sincerely pray for the speedy recovery of the affected people as well as the prompt restoration of the affected areas", he added. National police spokesman Sr. After making landfall in China's most populous province, Guangdong, it killed four before heading west into neighbouring Guangxi province late Sunday night.

Across northern Luzon, which produces much of the nation s rice and corn, farms were under muddy floodwater, their crops ruined just a month before harvest.

Many miners and their families took shelter in the chapel - a former workers' dormitory which had been refurbished, when the landslide hit and a second one trapped them inside the building.

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