Airports in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines have been heavily disrupted or closed as a super typhoon ripped through the island nation.
A total of 183 flights were cancelled and five airports closed across the country. There were power outages in 16 provinces.
Transport by sea has also been widely disrupted in areas in and around the path of Typhoon Hagupit – locally names as Ruby.
“Travelling in hazardous sea conditions should be avoided,” the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned in an updated travel advisory.
“Several towns and cities in the eastern and northern Samar provinces remain inaccessible, as fallen debris and landslide blocked access roads.
“Power supplies in the track of the typhoon have experienced significant outages. Mobile networks, telephone and internet communications have also suffered outages and cannot be 100% relied upon.”