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Residents living in a Manila suburb returned to their homes on Friday to start the clean-up from Typhoon Vamco.
They found streets caked in mud, their houses full of floodwater, and with no electricity.
At least 39 people were killed when Typhoon Vamco tore through the main island of Luzon late on Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of homes were submerged, as the storm caused some of the worst flooding in years in the capital Manila.
Police and soldiers were searching for dozens of people still missing on Friday.
Vamco is the eighth typhoon to hit the Philippines in two months and adds to the strain on a government already grappling with coronavirus and a recession.
Virtual classes and government work has been suspended in Luzon.
On Friday, the typhoon was headed for central Vietnam, which is already reeling from devastating floods and mudslides.
At least 160 people have been killed there since early October.