Reuters : on November 2 local time, the Philippine disaster relief agency said that after Typhoon Swan made landfall in southeastern Luzon, Philippines, at least 16 people were killed and 3 people were missing.
In order to understand the disaster situation in various places, Philippine President Duterte will inspect the disaster area from the air on the same day.
According to reports, about 2.1 million residents of Luzon Island were affected by Typhoon Swan. As of November 2, more than 50,000 households still have power outages.
The head of the Philippine Red Cross, Richard Gordon, said that gusts of typhoon Swan had a wind speed of as high as 310 kilometers per hour, which caused the destruction of 80% of houses in several towns in Kadanduánís province.
Philippines Presidential Spokesperson Harry Rock said that “the goal should be zero casualties”, but the forced evacuation of the people has greatly reduced the number of casualties.
According to reports, on November 2, local time, Philippine President Duterte will fly to Manila from his hometown of Davao City and conduct aerial inspections of some of the worst-hit areas.
It is said that Typhoon Swan is the second typhoon to affect the Philippines recently.
On October 25, 2020 Typhoon No. 18 “Molafi” landed in the Philippines, sweeping across the northern and central regions of the country. His departure on the 27th caused dozens of casualties in the Philippines.