The metropolitan area of ​​the Philippine capital Manila is subject to the first stage warning, which means that strong winds are expected within the next 36 hours

Image taken during Typhoon Conson. CNN

Manila: A strong typhoon struck the eastern Philippines on Tuesday, bringing with it strong winds that caused power outages in several provinces.

Typhoon Conson carried sustained winds of 120 km (74 miles) per hour Gusts up to 150 km / h (93 mph) and first landed in the coastal town of Hernani in East Samar province before hitting nearby Samar province early Tuesday, the state weather service said. Tuesday morning the eye of the typhoon was near the town of Dimasalang in the Masbate province.

“Thankfully we have only little damage here,” said the governor of East Samar, Ben Evardone, in a text message. </ Philippine power grid operator National Grid Corporation said some transmission lines were affected. Power outages were reported in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Samar and Leyte.

The weather bureau warned of destructive winds and heavy rainfall within 18 hours in parts of seven provinces, including Quezon, Masbate, Albay and Samar, which were hit by typhoon Level three warning from a five-level system.

The metropolitan area of ​​the Philippine capital Manila is under level one warning, which means that strong winds are expected within the next 36 hours.

Approximately 20 typhoons and storms afflict the Philippines every year except for seasonal monsoon rains. The country is also located in the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a region that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, making it one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world. (AP)

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