Typhoon Tisoy's onslaught


Posted at Dec 03 2019 11:31 PM

Typhoon Tisoy hammered the Philippines with up to 275kph gusts as it touched ground in Sorsogon late Monday night.

The strongest typhoon in terms of wind speeds to hit the country so far this year left two fatalities and extensive damage, particularly in the Bicol region.

Metro Manila was also affected, as Tisoy forced the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for 12 hours as part of safety measures. 

Here are some of the damage caused by the typhoon.

A security personnel sits next to empty airline check-in counters inside Terminal 3 of the Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of its closure due to Typhoon Tisoy. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Police inspect a truck that was damaged as Typhoon Tisoy slammed Legazpi City, Albay on Dec. 3, 2019. Tisoy barreled across the Philippines with fierce rain and winds Tuesday, forcing tens of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. AP Photo

Policemen clear a road with fallen trees near the airport of Legaspi City, Albay on Tuesday after Typhoon Tisoy battered the province. Typhoon Tisoy lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and Metro Manila shut down its international airport over safety concerns. Simvale Sayat, AFP

A carousel is seen in a flooded amusement area at the Embaracadero De Legazpi (Waterfront Mall) in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines on Monday, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Marjorie Marzan Manipon/Social Media via Reuters

Debris litter the passenger terminal of the Legazpi Airport, after one of its walls was destroyed on December 3, 2019, during the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy in the province. Simvale Sayat, AFP

Residents are seen after Typhoon Tisoy hit Camalig town, Philippines, on Tuesday. Nino Luces, Reuters

Children pass by homes damaged due to strong winds as Typhoon Tisoy slammed Legazpi, Albay on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. AP Photo

People walk over sand bags as they try to avoid a flooded portion of the entrance of the venues of the Southeast Asian Games after rains from Typhoon Tisoy poured in Manila, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Aaron Favila, AP Photo

A man prepares to take down Christmas lanterns as they prepare for approaching Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Cavite. Aaron Favila, AP