Disaster Relief, providing shelter, food and water. At least six people have died and 10 others are missing after Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the Philippines on Wednesday night. More than 180,000 people were evacuated as the typhoon battered the country, hitting many of the same communities that were devastated by Supper Typhoon Goni just 10 days before. Typhoon Vamco, referred to as Ulysses in the Philippines, is equivalent in force to a Category 2 hurricane. Officials said about 1.9 million households were without power in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Many electrical poles were toppled, power lines were knocked down and power transformers were damaged.
Disaster Relief providing food, water and shelter. Glowing-red lava spurted and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has caused more than 34,000 villagers to flee.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the lava flowed as much as 1.2 miles from the crater of Mount Mayon, and ash fell on several nearby villages.
Officials strongly advised residents and tourists not to venture within four miles of Mayon.
Renato Solidum, who heads the volcanology institute, said the flows cascading down the volcano were not caused by an explosion from the crater but by lava fragments breaking off from the lava flow and crashing on lower slopes.
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A typhoon that lashed the central Philippines on Christmas Day has killed at least 16 people and caused damage to homes and tourist areas.
Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Typhoon Ursula, first made landfall on Eastern Samar province on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and storm surges.
Phanfone continued to sweep west across the islands of the Eastern Visayas region, southern Luzon and Western Visayas on Wednesday, toppling electricity pylons and trees, tearing off roofs, damaging homes. Around 2,351 people have been affected by the typhoon and 1,654 people were taking refuge in evacuation centers.
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Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes in the Philippines as a December typhoon edges closer to some of the country's most densely populated areas, including the capital of Manila. Disaster Relief Charity Donate
Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Tisoy, is expected to strengthen to the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane by Tuesday morning Philippine time and make landfall in southeastern Luzon, the country's largest and most populous island. Authorities in the Albay province began evacuating 100,000 people in anticipation of the storm.
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