Typhoon Vamco, also referred to as Ulysses in the Philippines, arrived late Wednesday with wind gusts of up to 255 kph. The storm killed at least seven people, submerged tens of thousands of homes and brought some of the worst flooding in years to the capital Manila.
It struck the northern island of Luzon—the third typhoon and fifth tropical cyclone to affect the Philippines in less than three weeks—striking areas still recovering from Goni, this year’s most powerful typhoon in the world. Local officials reported that 36 cities and towns were inundated, flights and mass transit in Manila were suspended and port operations stopped, government work was halted and financial markets were shut down. Vamco was headed towards Vietnam, where devastating floods and mudslides have killed at least 160 people in central areas over the past month. We’re here to support you Sedgwick would like to ensure that our clients know we are here to help and are ready to provide emergency assistance in the region. Please contact us with any questions or to assist.