Photos: Typhoon Kammuri cuts across Philippines disrupting travel, work

A typhoon struck the Philippines on early in the night on Tuesday bringing heavy rains and prompting preemptive halts in air travel, schools and government offices, with some 200,000 people evacuated after warnings of floods and landslides. Typhoon Kammuri, the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year, weakened slightly and moved slowly across central parts of the archipelago during the night, with damage minor reported in some areas.

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A view of a devastated area after Typhoon Kammuri hit Camalig town on December 3. Typhoon Kammuri killed at least ten people as it exited the Philippines, leaving behind torn roofs of houses and forcing the international airport in Manila to shut down. The storm roared ashore late Monday and passed south of Manila -- home to 13 million people -- and thousands of athletes at the regional Southeast Asian Games. (Nino Luces / REUTERS)

A view of a devastated area after Typhoon Kammuri hit Camalig town on December 3. Typhoon Kammuri killed at least ten people as it exited the Philippines, leaving behind torn roofs of houses and forcing the international airport in Manila to shut down. The storm roared ashore late Monday and passed south of Manila -- home to 13 million people -- and thousands of athletes at the regional Southeast Asian Games. (Nino Luces / REUTERS)

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Residents evacuate their area ahead of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi, Albay province on December 2. Ahead of the storm’s arrival a 33-year-old man was electrocuted on Monday while securing a roof against the winds, which by late Tuesday weakened to a maximum of 140 kilometres per hour from a high of 165 kmph. (AP)

Residents evacuate their area ahead of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi, Albay province on December 2. Ahead of the storm’s arrival a 33-year-old man was electrocuted on Monday while securing a roof against the winds, which by late Tuesday weakened to a maximum of 140 kilometres per hour from a high of 165 kmph. (AP)

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Trees sway near buildings as Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Typhoon Tisoy, makes landfall in Gamay on December 2. Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report according to news agency Reuters. Five more were killed in a region south of the capital. (Gladys Castillo Vidal via REUTERS)

Trees sway near buildings as Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Typhoon Tisoy, makes landfall in Gamay on December 2. Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report according to news agency Reuters. Five more were killed in a region south of the capital. (Gladys Castillo Vidal via REUTERS)

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Residents gather debris from their destroyed houses in the city of Sorsogon. Authorities were still assessing the storm’s impact, but a small local airport was seriously damaged, many power poles toppled and homes were battered. “A lot of trees fell... There were a lot of roofs flying during the typhoon too,” said Junie Castillo, a disaster officer in one of the areas first hit. (Razvale Sayat / AFP)

Residents gather debris from their destroyed houses in the city of Sorsogon. Authorities were still assessing the storm’s impact, but a small local airport was seriously damaged, many power poles toppled and homes were battered. “A lot of trees fell... There were a lot of roofs flying during the typhoon too,” said Junie Castillo, a disaster officer in one of the areas first hit. (Razvale Sayat / AFP)

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Families register their names at the Delpan Evacuation Center in Metro Manila. Due to the high winds, Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport was “closed for operations”, general manager Ed Monreal told AFP. It was not clear when flights would resume, but Monreal gave an estimate of 11:00 pm (1500 GMT) Tuesday and said their decision would depend on the weather. (Ann Wang / REUTERS)

Families register their names at the Delpan Evacuation Center in Metro Manila. Due to the high winds, Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport was “closed for operations”, general manager Ed Monreal told AFP. It was not clear when flights would resume, but Monreal gave an estimate of 11:00 pm (1500 GMT) Tuesday and said their decision would depend on the weather. (Ann Wang / REUTERS)

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Empty airline check-in counters inside Terminal 3 of the Manila international airport. Nearly 500 flights were cancelled, and officials warned passengers not to come to the airport. One of the terminals AFP visited, normally bustling with morning departures, was occupied by a handful of staff and stranded passengers. One traveller, 23-year-old Canadian Constance Benoit, was hit with a nearly day-long delay to her flight back home. (Ted Aljibe / AFP)

Empty airline check-in counters inside Terminal 3 of the Manila international airport. Nearly 500 flights were cancelled, and officials warned passengers not to come to the airport. One of the terminals AFP visited, normally bustling with morning departures, was occupied by a handful of staff and stranded passengers. One traveller, 23-year-old Canadian Constance Benoit, was hit with a nearly day-long delay to her flight back home. (Ted Aljibe / AFP)

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Destroyed houses in Sorsogon Province. About 345,000 people have been evacuated awaiting authorities’ clearance for them to return home, disaster officials said. The country’s deadliest cyclone on record was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 people dead or missing in 2013. (Jinky Aonuevo Sesbreo via REUTERS)

Destroyed houses in Sorsogon Province. About 345,000 people have been evacuated awaiting authorities’ clearance for them to return home, disaster officials said. The country’s deadliest cyclone on record was Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 people dead or missing in 2013. (Jinky Aonuevo Sesbreo via REUTERS)

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A man walks on the flooded entrance of the Rizal Memorial Stadium, one of the venues for Southeast Asian Games 2019. Kammuri has already snarled some plans for the SEA Games, which opened Saturday and are set to run through December 11 in and around Manila. The typhoon forced organisers to reschedule about half of the events set for Tuesday, but they pledged the competition would finish on time. (Eloisa Lopez / REUTERS)

A man walks on the flooded entrance of the Rizal Memorial Stadium, one of the venues for Southeast Asian Games 2019. Kammuri has already snarled some plans for the SEA Games, which opened Saturday and are set to run through December 11 in and around Manila. The typhoon forced organisers to reschedule about half of the events set for Tuesday, but they pledged the competition would finish on time. (Eloisa Lopez / REUTERS)

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An empty baseball field is seen during heavy rain at the Clark International Sports Complex in Capas town, Tarlac province north of Manila. Kammuri wrought particular havoc on water-based and outdoor competitions, causing more than a dozen events to be postponed. The storm is another difficulty for the Games, which suffered from a string of logistical glitches and a rush of last-minute construction in the run-up to Saturday’s opening. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

An empty baseball field is seen during heavy rain at the Clark International Sports Complex in Capas town, Tarlac province north of Manila. Kammuri wrought particular havoc on water-based and outdoor competitions, causing more than a dozen events to be postponed. The storm is another difficulty for the Games, which suffered from a string of logistical glitches and a rush of last-minute construction in the run-up to Saturday’s opening. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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Residents carry to safety a wooden boat in Legaspi City. Government offices and schools were closed in affected areas and utilities firms appealed for patience ahead of anticipated power outages. The coastguard halted commercial sea travel in affected areas stranding more than 6,000 travellers along with thousands of cargo ships and smaller watercraft in the archipelago nation. (Razvale Sayat / AFP)

Residents carry to safety a wooden boat in Legaspi City. Government offices and schools were closed in affected areas and utilities firms appealed for patience ahead of anticipated power outages. The coastguard halted commercial sea travel in affected areas stranding more than 6,000 travellers along with thousands of cargo ships and smaller watercraft in the archipelago nation. (Razvale Sayat / AFP)

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A passenger rides on a three-wheeled cycle during a rain caused by Typhoon Kammuri in Subic. The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms each year and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, making the archipelago of more than 100 million people one of the world’s most disaster-prone nations. (Tayan Syuflana / AP)

A passenger rides on a three-wheeled cycle during a rain caused by Typhoon Kammuri in Subic. The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms each year and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, making the archipelago of more than 100 million people one of the world’s most disaster-prone nations. (Tayan Syuflana / AP)

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