A member of the Philippine Coast Guard conducts a rescue operation during flooding caused by super typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE
A member of the Philippine Coast Guard conducts a rescue operation during flooding caused by super typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE

Super Typhoon Rai slams into Philippines: tens of thousands evacuated

  • The storm, known locally as ‘Odette’, knocked out power, toppled trees and ripped off roofs with winds of 195km/h
  • More than 98,000 have sought emergency shelter and evacuations are still under way. It is the second super typhoon since September

Topic |   The Philippines
A member of the Philippine Coast Guard conducts a rescue operation during flooding caused by super typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE
A member of the Philippine Coast Guard conducts a rescue operation during flooding caused by super typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE
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