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Typhoon Rammasun, Philippines Update and Stats

Typhoon Rammasun, locally named Glenda, emerged from the Philippines into the South China Sea on Wednesday.

Even though the storm has left, destruction from flooding rains and damaging winds remains across much of the north-central Philippines, including Metro Manila, home to around 12 million people.

At the time of landfall in southeast Luzon, Rammasun packed winds near 125 mph.

Satellite of Typhoon Rammasun moving across southern Luzon

Heavy rain averaged 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) along and near the path of Rammasun as it traveled across southern Luzon Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

Heavy rain totaled 294.4 mm (11.6 inches) in Legaspi. Rammasun's core tracked right over the city shortly after making landfall on Tuesday.

Rainfall across Metro Manila average 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) from the typhoon. Just to the south, Ambulong reported 240 mm (9.45 inches).

While rainfall caused widespread flooding around Metro Manila, damaging winds also led to down trees and power lines as well as damaged homes.

At 7 a.m. local time Wednesday, the Ninoy Aquino Airport on the south side of Manila recorded a wind gust to 113 kph (70 mph).

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 20 people have been killed by the storm while more remain missing or injured.

The typhoon is also responsible for 254 flight cancellations across the Philippines.

While air travel has been brought to a halt in some areas, at least 15 roads and three bridges remain passable due to flooding and structural damage from Rammasun.

While many are trying to recover from Rammasun's impacts, another cyclone is brewing between the Philippines and Guam. Development is expected in the next 24 hours with an eventual track toward the northern Philippines early next week.