Footage shows a resident using a motorboat to navigate through flooded streets after Typhoon Surigae slammed into the Philippines.
Campus Director of the University of Eastern Philippines, Dr Rico De Asis, rented the wooden vessel to check on his relatives in Catubig, Northern Samar, on Monday (April 19).
He said: ‘I was very worried because I hadn’t received any messaged from them. Thank God they are all safe.’
Rico said that the rain had stopped by Tuesday but the town was still submerged by water. It takes a couple of days for the water to drain into the pacific ocean, he added.
Typhoon Surigae reached maximum sustained winds of 190 mph (305 kph) at the weekend when it passed by the eastern part of the country. Forecasters said that Typhoon Surigae, known locally as Tuphoon Bising, had weakened on Monday (April 19) while it slowly moved away from the country.
At least three people have been killed and more than 100,000 due to Typhoon Surigae, which strongest typhoon ever recorded in April in the Philippines.