Heartbreaking footage of Super Typhoon Kiko’s Destructive Power in the Philippines

Power went out in Batanes on Saturday as Typhoon Kiko hit the province, which saw trees and utility posts toppled.

Photos shared by Maria Rhondina Barsana Aguto and Marx Castro showed the heavy damage caused by the storm in Itbayat, Sabtang and Ivana towns.

The photos showed uprooted trees because of strong winds.

Utility posts were also tilted by the storm, cutting power lines and causing power outage in the province.

Kiko further weakened while it continued to move over Batanes, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

Based on PAGASA’s 2 p.m. advisory, the typhoon was located over the coastal waters off Itbayat, moving at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour (kph). 

Kiko currently packs maximum sustained winds of 195 kph and a gustiness of up to 240 kph, slightly weaker than mentioned in the 11 a.m. advisory.

But it will continue to enhance a southwest monsoon that will bring rains over Metro Manila, the rest of Ilocos region, and the western sections of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau noted.