Typhoon Hagupit makes first landfall in Dolores municipality, Eastern Samar province on 5 December with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h and gusts of up to 210 km/h.
Initial reports indicate less damage than expected in accessible areas affected by the typhoon; situation in isolated municipalities is still unclear.
Hagupit is expected to make multiple landfalls in the province of Romblon on 7 December.
Some 717,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated by the Government. To date, there are no validated casualties reported.
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