The Day in Photos: 14 September 2018


Posted at Sep 15 2018 02:11 AM

Here are the day's big stories in photos.

A time to flee

Officials of Barangay Wawa in Nasugbu, Batangas warn residents of a village near the shore on Friday as Typhoon Ompong nears. Tropical cyclone warning signals have been raised all over Luzon as the country prepares for the strongest typhoon to hit this year. Domcar Lagto, ABS-CBN News

Securing relief

Workers of Pasuquin town secure relief goods they prepared ahead of Typhoon Ompong's landfall in Cagayan on Saturday morning. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council advised the public to evacuate and stay in safer grounds to avoid Ompong's fierce winds and heavy rainfall. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Supporting Ompong relief op

Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines assist in the Typhoon Ompong operations at the Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol on Friday. President Duterte has instructed the military and police force to assist in the pre- and post-relief operations as the country prepares for the possible impact of Typhoon Ompong. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Flee the wind

Resident and shop owners secure their products at the Bangui Wind Farm on Friday ahead of Typhoon Ompong's impact in Northern Luzon. Typhoon Ompong is expected to make landfall over the Aurora-Cagayan area Saturday morning. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Tarp-free QC

Workers secure advertisement tarpaulins in Quezon City on Friday amid the arrival of Typhoon Ompong. The country is bracing itself for the strongest typhoon of the year so far, which is expected to greatly affect the Northern Luzon area. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Dark skies over Bangui

Dark clouds hover over the Bangui Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte Friday, as strong winds and big waves brought by Typhoon Ompong are felt in the area. Typhoon Ompong is expected to make landfall Saturday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Isabela residents flee Ompong

Residents of Barangay Guminga, San Pablo, Isabela ride a truck en route to an evacuation center, away from the Cagayan river on Friday. Around 800,000 residents near low-lying and landslide prone areas are expected to be evacuated for safety as Typhoon Ompong hits Northern Luzon. Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Cagayan school as evacuation center

Children play inside a classroom used as evacuation center on Friday, hours before Typhoon Ompong was forecasted to make a landfall in Cagayan. Preparations were in high gear in the country with Ompong set to make a direct hit Saturday early morning, packing winds of up to 255 kilometers per hour and drenching rains. Ted Aljibe, AFP