Typhoon Glenda slammed into the Philippines and its capital Manila on Wednesday, killing 10 people while more than 370,000 searched for safer havens.
Glenda, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan killed 6,100 last fall, came ashore with sustained winds of nearly 87 mph and gusts up to 105.6 mph, according to Reuters.
Weather officials told Reuters that Glenda moved into the West Philippine Sea late Wednesday, weakening only slightly before moving on to possibly China. The news agency said Glenda's eye crossed the country's main island of Luzon, knocking down trees and power lines while causing electrocutions and widespread blackouts.
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The Weather Channel reported that Glenda made its first landfall in Albay province in the northern Philippines. Officials from its National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council stated that the storm then struck Tabaco City, on the main island of Luzon.
Glenda's eye also crossed the Bondoc Peninsula of Quezon province near Catanauan, about 115 miles southeast of Manila; near Lucena in Quezon province; and the Bataan Peninsula.
More than 200 international and domestic flights had been cancelled before the storm arrived.
At least one person posted a video of the affects from the storm on Instagram.
The country is still rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan, which left millions homeless along with its death total. Haiyan was the third Category 5 typhoon, the most powerful storms listed, to hit the Philippines since 2010.
Jeff Masters, director of meteorology with the Weather Underground, stated that in comparison, only three Category 5 hurricanes have hit the United States in recorded history.
Glenda took the same path as Typhoon Milenyo, which killed 197 people in the Philippines in September 2006 and caused major damage in 12 cities. Much of Luzon lost power for six days.
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