Tropical weather in the Philippines: How the weather has changed
The Philippines is facing a severe storm surge surge after a powerful cyclone tore through the country.
The storm surge has already reached 7 feet (2.8 meters), the highest ever recorded in the country, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The storm surge is expected to reach 40 feet (12 meters) by Friday, the NWS said.
The surge caused major disruptions at airports, roads and power lines.
Some communities are also experiencing flooding, according the Nws.
Rising seas and high winds have also left the country in a state of emergency.
There are also some reports of flash flooding in several coastal areas.
Rescue operations have begun at the site of the storm surge, according a Philippine Navy spokeswoman.
The rescue operation will be carried out in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other relevant authorities, the spokeswoman said.