On Mindanao island’s Maguindanao province, Storm Nalgae wreaked the most destruction. The area surrounding the city of Cotabato is heavily flooded.
Nalgae is moving north, and Manila, the country’s capital, is expecting heavy rain.
After collapses, rescuers extricated numerous bodies from the murky mud. Storm winds can gust as high as 95 km/h (59 mph).
In a large portion of the archipelago, where many people commute every day by the water, the Coast Guard has halted ferry operations. Many individuals are being evacuated to bunkers by the Coast Guard.
On Thursday, it started to rain a lot, and this weekend is when the storm is supposed to be at its worst. Some schools were forced to close due to the storm, and buses were forced to cease running.
Official death toll estimates of 72 earlier on Saturday have been lowered lower.
A average year in the Philippines sees 20 typhoons or tropical storms. They originate in the Pacific Ocean, and while Nalgae is not exceptionally powerful, it is very large, spanning most of the nation, and extremely damp.
The heaviest daily rainfall ever has been reported in several places. The Philippines’ unstable environment and mountainous terrain make flash floods and landslides one of the biggest threats there.
On the slopes of the greatest volcanoes, there have been warnings about potential mudslides.
The emergency services are skilled at reacting to severe storms, but the enormous amounts of water have made it challenging to rescue those who are stranded.