Typhoon Ulysses left 14 people dead after inundating swaths of Luzon with torrential rains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday as Filipinos rushed to salvage belongings ruined by the storm.
Eight people were injured in the Bicol Region while 14 others were reported missing from different provinces in Luzon, NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad said during a post-disaster briefing.
Floods were reported from the Cordilleras to Metro Manila and southern Luzon at an estimated 105 areas, Jalad said.
Floods were so severe on Thursday that the military had to deploy amphibious trucks to rescue locals trapped in roofs. A woman in Bicol even gave birth in one of these trucks, Military chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay said.
Over 170,000 individuals were rescued during the onslaught of Ulysses based on NDRRMC data. In Marikina City, one of the badly-hit areas of the storm, Mayor Marcy Teodoro had to call for air assets to save people while rains and floods persisted.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday noon conducted an aerial survey to check on the damage caused by Ulysses. He also offered a message of hope, assuring Filipinos that "we will get through this crisis."