IN PHOTOS: The wrath of Typhoon Ompong
IN PHOTOS: The wrath of Typhoon Ompong
(UPDATED) Ompong tears off roofs, uproots trees, and floods roads in Northern Luzon. Parts of Metro Manila also suffer some damage.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Though not considered a super typhoon, Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) claimed dozens of lives and left much damage in the northern part of the country. 

Ompong tore off roofs, uprooted trees, and flooded roads and highways, hampering relief and rescue efforts. Parts of Metro Manila also suffered some damage.

Its ferocious winds toppled electricity posts, causing power outages. Intense rain triggered flash floods, forcing people to move to evacuation centers.

Here are some images of the destruction left by Ompong:

DEADLY LANDSLIDE. A massive landslide in Barangay Loacan in Itogon, Benguet killed at least 26 people. Photo courtesy of Lily Ann Rosal Ullani

DEVASTATION. Establishments in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, after Typhoon Ompong  made landfall. Photo by Lester Joseph Mora Ballad

BATTERED. The Tuguegarao Airport is extensively damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong on September 15, 2018. Photo by Asec Giovanni Lopez/DOTr

BLOWN OFF. Strong winds rip roofs off houses in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Photo by MJ Valiente Valdez

DOWN. A billboard collapses in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, due to Ompong's ferocious winds. Photo by Ilocos Sur PDRRMC

WATERWORLD. Baguio City is submerged in floods due to rains. Photo by Kathrine Victa

IN RIZAL. Residents of Barangay Banaba in San Mateo on a boat in waist-deep flood as they evacuate from their houses. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EVACUEES. Families rush to the Delpan Evacuation Center in Manila as they voluntarily leave their homes due to strong winds and rain. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

ENTERPRISING. A resident of Baseco, Manila, salvages recyclables from the trash washed ashore by wave surges from Manila Bay. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

POWER OUT. An electric post hits a parked jeepney in West Riverside, San Francisco del Monte in Quezon City, after being toppled by strong winds. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

STRANDED. People at the Dumaguete City Evacuation Center watch a movie during the onslaught  of Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Jay Santiago/PPA

SHARING. An employee of the Land Transportation Office distributes noodles and other cooked meals to stranded motorists at the South Luzon Expressway. Photo from DOTr

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