Philippines[ edit ] Water vapor imagery of Typhoon Nesat making landfall in the Philippines at peak intensity late on September 26 As Nesat neared the Philippines , the Philippine government ordered the evacuation of residents living in low-lying areas, cancelled flights and suspended classes on all levels.
By the morning of September 26, some , people in the flood-prone areas of the Albay Province were ordered to leave their homes. The Philippine Stock Exchange and US embassy were forced to close due to the strong winds and heavy rains.
By the evening of September 27, at least 7 people were reported to be killed and most of them in metropolitan Manila, a place already battered by heavy monsoonal rains. A motorcyclist in the city reported that "It's flooded everywhere.
Even my motorcycle got filled with water". He was one of the thousands stranded by fast-rising flood in the city. Hospital generators were flooded and the building had no power once the typhoon arrived. Soldiers and police in trucks moved thousands of residents, most importantly the women and the children away from the Baseco shanty town after many houses were washed away in the storm surge and floodwaters brought by Nesat. Officials in the Albay Province said that "About , people were ordered to leave their homes in five towns prone to flash floods and landslides in central Albay province.
By Monday, more than 50, had moved to government-run evacuation centers and relatives' homes". Authorities ordered more than a hundred thousand people across the country to flee from Typhoon Nesat's rains and wind gusts.
Several schools and offices were shut and thousands were stranded after flight and ferry services were completely disrupted by the fierce storm. A company spokeswoman reported that "About 1. That's about 39 percent of its 4. Dina Lomotan, the company spokesman said that "Manila Electric will try to restore power as conditions permit, prioritizing areas not directly affected by the storm.
I have instructed the Executive Secretary to compile information from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and to inform our people of conditions as well as of government efforts to mitigate the effects of the storm.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chief Benito Ramos said "We are focusing on trying to get power and telecommunications services today, and work crews have also fanned out to repair and clear 61 road networks across Luzon damaged by landslides, debris and floods".
The extremely high storm surges brought by Nesat crashed over seawalls, flooding a hospital, a five-star hotel and the US embassy near Manila. As more power lines were downed, nearly a million people in Luzon and some areas in the capital Manila remained without power for the rest of September 27 and Many people here are still on top of their houses.
We don't have enough boats to reach them and hand them food. A spokesman from the Philippine Coast Guard said that the bulk of stranded persons were stuck in ports in Manila, with 3,; Lucena, ; and Batangas, At that time, the first figures of the total estimated damage to agriculture and infrastructure started coming up and was put at 1 billion pesos The Philippine Department of Health , which is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services to all Filipinos prepared medical supplies including 2.
As several thousands of people still remained without power, Alfredo Panlilio, the Meralco senior vice president and head of customer retail services and corporate communications said that "These are mostly isolated circuits, or circuits which have been badly damaged, or the restoration of which is made more difficult by obstructions like debris.
Only then did the residents of Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon began feeling the impact of the heavy rains it dumped. The rivers started swelling and the water in Magat Dam in Isabela province was released prompting thousands of residents to flee to high grounds and evacuation centers.
Magat Dam instrumentation section chief Saturnino Tenedor said that "The reservoir level breached the meters above sea level masl critical level by 1. Seven gates of the dam were opened. The DSWD provided a total of 1. They mentioned that a total of 83 emergency incidents were monitored in various regions that were directly hit by the typhoon.
In the hardest hit provinces, at least 25 folding beds; 18 tents; 40 boxes of blankets; pieces of plastic mat; pieces of water jugs; pieces of mosquito nets; 5 pieces of protective suits; 5 pairs of goggles; 5 pieces of oil resistant boots, 5 pieces of rain coats; 10 pieces of gloves; 5 pieces of helmets; and 10 pieces of T-shirts were provided to the victims. They reported that the total number of people affected were , in about , families.
They also announced that there was a drastic increase in the total amount of damage from Nesat to both agriculture and infrastructure. According to the report, the storm completely destroyed a total of 3, houses while 12, were badly damaged.
The reports also indicated that all the transmission lines affected by the typhoon were put back to normal and power was restored completely. The authority requested local governments in relevant areas to closely monitor both the typhoons and keep the public aware of what is happening. They initiated a level IV typhoon response program and sent two working teams to the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan so that they can assist people in all the preparations that they have to make.
Nesat was expected to be the strongest to hit Hainan in six years. The Hainan provincial meteorological bureau's director, Cai Qinbo, advised all people living in coastal areas to evacuate and also to brace for flash floods and other storm related natural disasters that Nesat may bring to the nation.
In order to ensure the safety of the children, most kindergartens, primary and middle schools in Haikou , the capital of Hainan suspended classes very early. The Meilan Airport in Haikou city canceled a total of 49 flights. The government offices and courts were also closed, delaying the widely anticipated ruling in Vallejos v. All flights and high-speed railway services to the resort city of Sanya in Hainan were canceled or indefinitely delayed as the typhoon approached. The winds caused power lines being knocked down causing power outages affecting 15, consumers.
The winds also caused trees being uprooted, and roofs and billboards destroyed. State Meteorological Department recorded winds up to 95kph. The disaster officials in Vietnam said that "The fish and shrimp farmers had been moved to safe areas along the northern and central coasts.
At least 10 domestic flights were cancelled by Vietnam Airlines due to bad weather and nearly 4 trains between Ha Noi and Hai Phong City were delayed indefinitely. Severe flooding in the south claimed the lives of eight people in the Mekong Delta and forced thousands to leave their homes. AIR Worldwide said that "Insurance penetration for typhoons is quite low in China, particularly for residential risks, and insurance penetration varies by province, Hainan having one of the lowest rates in China.
The Hong Kong's stock market, all courts, tribunals, court registries and offices were completely shut for the rest of September Also, the education bureau announced suspension of all classes and the Hospital Authority suspended general out-patient and specialist clinics for the entire day too.
In order to help people in need of refuge during the landfall, the city's Home Affairs Department opened 11 temporary shelters in various districts across Hainan province.
The local traffic authorities reacted in a timely manner and closed all the three sea-crossing bridges of the island city. Both weather offices then issued Strong Wind Signal No. All signals were then lowered during September