Typhoon Nesat (local name “Pedring”) made landfall in the Philippines this morning with 87 mph winds, and has since crossed the country. Damage and assessment information is limited at this time as affected areas are still experiencing heavy winds and rains. More information will be available from the government and CRS partners on Wednesday as the weather and access improves.
The storm brought high winds and rain to central Luzon, the main island in the Philippines. All schools and government offices were closed in metro Manila. The Associated Press reports that the government evacuated 100,000 people in flood-prone areas of Manila. The provinces of Aurora and Isabela, north of Manila, are among the most affected.