Typhoon Vamco, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ulysses, the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane, struck the northern island of Luzon, the third typhoon and fifth tropical cyclone to affect the Philippines in less than three weeks.
Thousands of residents in the Eastern coastal part of the Philippines have been ordered to evacuate. Vamco brought rain and winds of up to 105 mph throughout Wednesday night into Thursday.
Torrential rain from Typhoon Vamco has affected the Philippines’ main island of Luzon. So far, one person has been reported dead and the typhoon has paralyzed parts of Manila.
In Marikina City, more than 40,000 homes are reported to be fully or partially submerged as people waded through waist-high floods to get to safety. Flights and mass transit in Manila have been suspended and financial markets are shut.
Vamco has now weakened, with sustained winds of 130kmh and gusts of up to 215kmh as it moves across Luzon, home to half of the Philippines' 108 million people.
Our Crawford Philippines employees are reportedly safe and are actively reaching out to our clients to offer assistance. We have adjusters on the ground and ready to help.
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