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Photos: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Hit Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit or locally known as Ruby hit the Philippines on Saturday at 9:15 p.m., bringing strong winds, heavy rains and causing flood in the Eastern Samar and Leyte.

Reuters reported that local radio reported at least four people were killed in Eastern Samar and Iloilo; but the news is not yet confirmed by the authorities.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, PAGASA has issued public storm warning signals for 48 geographic areas, spanning from southeastern portions of Luzon (the main northern island) through the Visayas (central Philippines) and northeastern parts of Mindanao (the main southern island).

The city of Tacloban is not badly hit as feared before and according to Alfred Romnualdez, mayor of Tacloban, damage to the city appeared to have been minor.

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