Strong winds from Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) uprooted a decades-old tree which fell on a red car.
Typhoon Rammasun is the first major typhoon of the season that hit the Philippines.
Locally as “Glenda”, the category 3 hurricane made landfall near Legazpi City on Tuesday evening.
At least 13 people were killed across the country.
Ferocious wind gusts approaching 200 kilometres (120 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses, overturned cars and ripped down electricity lines in Manila, as well as remote fishing villages hundreds of kilometres away.
People walk among debris and a boat destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Manila
Millions were without electricity.
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A fisherman’s house in the middle of a fish pen leans to one side as it is pounded by waves, strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun (known locally as Glenda) in the coastal town of Bacoor, Cavite, southwest of Manila, July 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
Vehicle traverse a road littered by debris from fallen trees brought by strong winds as Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) hit Paranaque, Metro Manila, July 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
A rescuer looks at a collapsed government village hall due to the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Al Falcon)
Residents wade along flooded roads as Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Residents wade through floods as they go back to their home while Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Motorists pick their way past fallen trees along a highway as Typhoon Rammasun exacts a toll on Manila.
A resident stands near waves in Legazpi City, southeast of Manila, on July 15, 2014 as authorities warned of approaching Typhoon Rammasun. Thousands of people fled their homes and ships sheltered from heavy seas in the Philippines on July 15, as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthened into a typhoon. AFP PHOTO/Charism SayatCharism SAYAT/AFP/Getty Images
Typhoon Rammasun, also known as Typhoon “Glenda,” is set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early Wednesday, the state weather service said.
It will bring very strong wind with center winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of 150 kilometers an hour.
The strong wind is expected to topple trees and electric poles, and may even rip roofs off poorly constructed houses.
The typhoon had a diameter of 500 kilometers and will cause a large amount of rain that could cause flash flooding and landslides.
People living in coastal areas in the Provinces of Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Northern Samar that is threatened by storm surges were ordered to evacuate their homes.
Schools in several cities were closed and about 50 domestic flights and four international flights have been cancelled, along with ferry services.