LOOK: Urduja pummels Tacloban City

LOOK: Urduja pummels Tacloban City

Martin San Diego

MovePH team goes around Tacloban City ahead of Tropical Storm Urduja's landfall

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) is expected to make landfall either in Eastern Samar or Northern Samar Saturday afternoon, December 16. (READ: EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form)

As the storm intensifies, floods and landslides have hit Eastern Visayas. Meanwhile, Tacloban City, the region’s capital, is under a state of calamity.

According to state weather bureau Pagasa, Urduja has already dumped almost two months’ worth of rainfall in the area, particularly in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. (LOOK: Houses in Eastern Samar flooded due to Urduja)

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, and photojournalist Martin San Diego went around Tacloban City on Saturday morning as residents here brace for Urduja. Below are some of the images that San Diego took:

STRONG WINDS. A man runs for his tricycle as it is moved by strong winds in Tacloban City

CLOSED. Businesses close around Tacloban City as winds and rainfall intensify

TOPPLED. A tree was toppled outside the Leyte Capitol as heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City

EVACUATION. Residents living by the sea leave their homes amid heavy winds and rainfall in Tacloban City

DESTROYED. Billboards are destroyed by strong winds ahead of Urduja's expected landfall in Eastern Samar or Northern Samar

MovePH’s Rupert Ambil also took live images of the situation in Tacloban City as the storm batters the city. Watch his Facebook Live posts below. 


– Rappler.com

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