Typhoon Rolly (Goni) who expected to be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, made landfall yesterday Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Typhoon Rolly who said to be as strong as Yolanda, both struck the Philippines in November, seven years apart Yolanda ( 2013 ) and now Rolly ( 2020 ). NDRRMC records said Yolanda is “the worst typhoon to ever hit the Philippines to date” and is Number 1 among the top10 worst storms in terms of damage to properties.
In preparation for the typhoon The Philippine Red Cross has placed rescue vehicles, first aid volunteers and emergency response teams in areas across Luzon and now on its way to affected areas. Also The Philippine military said it had deployed emergency response field units in areas expected to be hit by the typhoon.
And on November 1, 2020 as Typhoon Rolly finally landed in PH photos show many houses destroyed and trees uprooted in Gigmoto, Catanduanes were it is said to be the center of one of the strongest typhoon this year.
Photos courtesy: Prince Ian Obo,
John Emmanuel Tayo & Shen Vargas
Rolly was downgraded to typhoon after it land in Bicol region, where it destroyed road, houses, power interruption and flood.
Aftermath in Bicol
Photo by Rizalinda Narvaez
Photo by Antonio Bueno
The mudflow damaged bridges in Daraga that connect to Legazpi, Albay
A number of residents in Daraga, Albay could be seen on their roofs, waiting to be rescued even as the rushing flood waters threatened to take their homes away.
Photo credit: AJ Miraflor / Facebook
In a press briefing, Roque said
“He would like to commend all local government units, all department and agencies of government dahil napakita naman po natin na dahil sa ating kahandaan, nabawasan po natin ang aberya”
“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Panginoon at hindi po kasing lala ang danyos na ginawa ni Rolly doon sa danyos na ginawa ni Yolanda” He also added