Typhoon Noru left swaths of farmland in the northern Philippines flooded, and at least five dead, as it moved west off the island chain on Monday, September 26.
The country’s largest and most populous island, Luzon, was worst hit, with wind gusts of up to 149 mph and waist-high floodwaters leaving families stranded on rooftops. Five rescue workers were reported killed in Bulacan.
With 76,000 people being evacuated from their homes in advance, Noru, known locally as Karding, did less damage and caused less loss of life than had been expected. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr was quoted as saying, “I think we may have gotten lucky, at least this time.”
Video footage posted by Twitter user @mrkjshcld shows the flooded interior of a property in the San Vicente quarter of Bulacan province on Luzon, with water shin-deep in places. His videos also show David Street in San Vicente completely submerged by floodwaters. Credit: @mrkjshcld via Storyful