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  • Typhoon Vanko has caused extensive damage in the Philippines, flooding many parts of Luzon.

  • The largest, most populated island storm, known locally as Ulysses, made landfall in the Bicol region.

  • Same area was battered by this super typhoon Goni just a week ago.

  • Our Johnson reports from Manila Typhoon Vanko is the 21st cyclone to hit the Philippines this year and the most deadly.

  • It made landfall on Wednesday, but we're only beginning to see the full extent of its devastation.

  • It comes two weeks after Typhoon Ghani hit the Philippines, hitting the big coal region.

  • But what we're seeing at the moment is the province of Cagayan being hit particularly badly.

  • The maggot damn there has been opened up to simply let out all of the water that's being collected in the water basin There is being overwhelmed by a lot of water.

  • But the rain has been dumped on the Philippines on the main island of Luzon, which is the most populous island.

  • And although this storm may not have packed as higher winds as Ghani, it certainly brought more rain.

  • And at the moment one official has described the Cagayan province like the Pacific Ocean so lots of search and rescue efforts are going on there.

  • The United Nations Children's Fund are appealing for money to support the thousands of Children in need of help.

  • At the moment, we've seen on social media families on the roofs of their homes, trying to avoid the rising water levels.

  • And there are issues reporting this story as well.

  • Because of the cove in 19 Pandemic on lock down issues, any reporter who wants to travel from Manila to go to the Cagayan province has to quarantine for 14 days, So reporters are asking for that to be waved to allow them to do their work.

  • Our correspondent, the Philippines How Johnson with that report.

Typhoon Vanko has caused extensive damage in the Philippines, flooding many parts of Luzon.

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