According to meteorologists, the typhoon weakened slightly. But he still reached wind speeds of up to 150 km / h, some gusts came to 205 km / h.
Hundreds of flights canceled
Manila airport was temporarily closed for security reasons. Around 500 flights have been canceled. Passengers were asked not to come to the airport at all. In the Bicol region some 340,000 people have been accommodated in shelters.
The Philippines are hit by an average of 20 typhoons and storms each year. Hundreds of people die each year. The hitherto most severe typhoon "Haiyan" occurred in 2013. Almost 7,400 people were killed or have been missing since then.