At least one person has been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed after Typhoon Vongfong fiercely hit towns in Philippines. The storm, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, produced winds measuring about 115 mph, and heavy rain. The winds flew debris through the air.
Typhoon Vongfong’s passage through the Philippines caused at least one death, and damage to hundreds of facilities for use by people infected with the coronavirus. It also destroyed houses, as well as rice and cornfields in five cities, a local governor told the media today.
Typhoon Vongfong has hit land in eastern Philippines on Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic. The name “Vongfong” is derived from the name for “wasp” in Cantonese. The storm is headed towards one of the country’s most populous island, Luzon, where it is expected to wreak havoc till Saturday.