Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) brought torrential rains that caused massive flooding in seven regions of the Philippines. Close to half a million people were displaced, and thousands of homes were destroyed. More than 50 people were killed during several days of severe weather.
ADRA Philippines were one of the first NGOs to arrive in the region, with access made difficult by flooded roads and affected bridges. ADRA Philippines has begun distributing shelter kits for 850 families.
Typhoons are common in the Philippines, which experiences an average of 20 per year. Oftentimes these cause loss of life and massive damage. More than 7000 people were left dead or missing when Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm on record, battered the country in 2013.