An extremely violent typhoon hit the Philippines Tuesday, killing at least seven people and causing heavy flooding that isolated parts of Manila.
Nesat, a Category 3 typhoon with winds around 200 km per hour (125 mph), hit northern provinces of Luzon just before dawn Tuesday. It is expected to continue across the country.
With the storm approaching, authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 people in central Albay province.
Major areas of Manila, a city of 13 million, were without power. Government offices, schools and universities were closed, as the authorities urged city residents to stay indoors.
With the government offices and the central bank closed resulting in absence of clearing facilities, the Philippine Stock Exchange shut down for the day.
Four fishermen are missing, and more than 50 more were rescued after their boats capsized in rough seas.