Typhoon Noru left swathes of farmland in the northern Philippines flooded, and at least five dead, as it moved west off the Philippines on Monday, September 26.
The country’s largest and most populous island, Luzon, was worst hit, with 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 was quoted as saying “I think we may have gotten lucky, at least this time.”
Video footage posted by the Philippine Coast Guard shows a crew from Station Bataan lifting a baby to safety in Castellano, in the municipality of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija province. The post states a total of 12 people were rescued in the operation. Credit: Philippine Coast Guard via Storyful