Typhoon Kammuri has left behind a trail of destruction after powerfully  sweeping through Philippines on Tuesday, the New York Times has reported.

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House rooftops were ripped away, and power lines brought down as people sought refuge in evacuation centres.

Media reports indicate that one person has lost his life.

The typhoon led to the shutting of Manilla airport, resulting in the cancellation of 500 flights.

“Right now there’s no electricity, the cables had fallen, but it’s calm now," the governor of Albay, Al Francis Bichara told a local radio station.

Members of the security forces, including the military and police, have been deployed to deal with the dire situation.

The authorities say the man who lost his life was electrocuted as he prepared his home for the storm after a bare electric wire touched the roof of his house.

Hundreds of thousands of people in distress have been evacuated according to officials involved in the evacuation effort, lessening the impact of the storm.

Authorities have warned about storm surges of up to three feet and landslides in the coming days.

The meteorological department has warned that there will be even more rain.

Public schools and offices remained closed on Tuesday as Philippines continued to grapple withe implications of the powerful storm.