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Typhoon Melor Makes Multiple Landfalls in Philippines

Image: Fishing boats are docked at the Manila bay in Navotas city, north of the capital
Fishing boats are docked at the Manila bay in Navotas city, north of the capital on Dec. 15 after the Philippine Coastguard prohibited small boats from sailing. Melor made its first landfall in the Philippines on Monday morning after undergoing a last-minute spurt of intensification over the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. After weakening briefly and making three additional landfalls, it then underwent another spurt of rapid intensification Tuesday morning before its eye scraped ashore for a fifth time in northern Oriental Mindoro. Romeo Ranoco / Reuters
Image: Thousands evacuated as Philippines hit by Typhoon Melor
Residents are evacuated in Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Philippines on Dec. 15. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
Image: Thousands evacuated as Philippines hit by Typhoon Melor
Filipino evacuees ride on a motorcycle in the town of Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Manila on Dec. 15. Over 700,000 people had fled their homes amid threats of sea surges, flash floods and landslides. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
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Residents are evacuated Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, on Dec. 15. At least 4 people were killed because of the typhoon, according to local officials. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
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Filipino volunteers prepare relief goods for areas affected by Typhoon Melor inside a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warehouse in Pasay City on Dec. 15. Mark R. Cristino / EPA
Image: Thousands evacuated as Philippines hit by Typhoon Melor
Volunteers prepare relief goods inside a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warehouse in Pasay City on Dec. 15. Mark R. Cristino / EPA
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A man walks past big waves spilling over a wall onto a coastal road in Legaspi in Albay province, south of Manila on Dec. 14. Charism Sayat / AFP - Getty Images
Image: A view of a coastal Pigcale village hit by Typhoon Melor, in Legazpi city, Albay province in the Philippines
Children watch as Pigcale village is hit by Typhoon Melor, in Legazpi city, Albay province on Dec. 15. Reuters
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Residents stand next to their damaged houses after typhoon Melor hit Bulan town, Sorsogon province on Dec. 15. An average of six to seven tropical cyclones hit the Philippines each year, according to The Weather Channel. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon on record to make landfall, left more than 7,300 people dead and missing Charism Sayat / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Thousands evacuated as Philippines hit by Typhoon Melor
A illager removes debris at a damaged house in Donsol, Sorsogon province on Dec. 16. Melor is now weakening quickly after tracking across the Philippines Tuesday and Wednesday. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
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Workers clear fallen power lines in Castillas, Sorsogon province, southern Manila on Dec. 15. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
Image: Thousands evacuated as Philippines hit by Typhoon Melor
Melor is now weakening quickly after tracking across the Philippines Tuesday and Wednesday. Above, villagers carry a wounded man in the town of Irosin, Sorsogon province on Dec. 15. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
Image: Thousands evacuated as Philippines hit by Typhoon Melor
Children play next to a statue of Jesus and Mary in the typhoon-hit town of Bulan, Sorsogon province on Dec. 15. Francis R. Malasig / EPA
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36-year-old Michael Alinsuot works on a truck's wheel along a flooded street in suburban Navotas, north of Manila on Dec. 16. Aaron Favila / AP
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A woman walks through floodwaters in suburban Manila on Dec.16. Jay Directo / AFP - Getty Images
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A passenger jeep drives through flooded streets after heavy rain from Typhoon Melor in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila on Dec. 15. Aaron Favila / AP