370,000 people have been evacuated, and schools, government offices and financial markets closed for the day.
Manila was shut down after a power cut, and the typhoon toppled trees and power lines, causing widespread blackouts. Trees lining major roads in the capital were uprooted by the force of the winds, and some major roads across Luzon were blocked by debris.
Evacuated citizens have been taken to schools, gymnasiums and town halls which have been converted into shelters.
During the typhoon, nearly 400 flights were grounded during the four-hour closure of Manila airport, and train services remain suspended due to power cuts. However, ferry services have now resumed.
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