Massive flooding hit the Philippine capital on Tuesday and typhoon winds and rains isolated the city where residents waded in waist-deep waters, dodging tree branches and debris. At least 18 people were killed.
Authorities ordered more than 100,000 people across the country to protect against rain and wind gusts up to 106 Typhoon Nesat miles (170 kilometers) per hour. Schools and offices were locked, and thousands were detained by the flights and ferries stranded in the land ports.
The typhoon landed before dawn on the eastern mountainous provinces of Isabela and Aurora, the Pacific Ocean and inland through farmland north of Manila, the line against government weather bureau said. It was winds of 87 mph (140 kph).
The first reported death was a 1 year old who drowned in the central province Cataduanes island after falling into a river, the agency disaster the government reported. As the typhoon moved to Manila, the mother and child were killed after their house was hit by a falling tree in the suburb of Caloocan, and four were killed by a collapsing wall in the suburb of Valenzuela .
Four fishermen were reported missing and over 50 others along the eastern shore were rescued after their boat overturned in rough seas. Forecasters warned the 12 feet tall (4 meter) waves.
In addition to the City of Manila Baywalk were trapped cars and buses and residents wading through high water as waves as high as the palm trees swept the dam, turning a six-lane highway into a giant river brown.